Boston’s MFA Explores Fashion

September 29th, 2010

Fashionistas, don’t miss out this October! It’s Fashion Month at Boston’s MFA.

Not only do they have two stylish exhibitions, “Avedon Fashion 1944–2000” and “Scaasi: American Couturier,” the month is full of fashionable fun. Grab your girlfriends for events featuring new runway looks with Saks Fifth Avenue, mini-makeovers, films, and talks with Don Ed Hardy, and more.

Kick it off with Fashion First Friday this upcoming Friday (October 1), with mini-makeovers, models from Saks Fifth Avenue, fun music, and outrageous raffle prizes—all absolutely free with admission. Plus, enjoy a cash bar with chic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The event starts at 5:30 pm—come early so you can see and do everything.

On October 6, meet Don Ed Hardy, who inspired the eponymous clothing line based on his designs combining tattoo art, vintage punk, and street culture. Hardy is joined by biographer Justin Spring and MFA curator Sarah Thompson as they explore Japanese and American tattooing traditions and cross-culture history.

Enjoy feature fashion films, from classics like Funny Face and Blow-Up, to such recent releases as The September Issue.

You won’t want to miss the five-week course “The Look: Fashion, Photography, and Film,” which explores fashion’s ever-changing form from the 1950s to today. And on October 26 and 28, Jay Calderin, founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week, explores the latest trends and the future of fashion. His highly anticipated annual event serves as a platform for both established industry professionals and aspiring newcomers to showcase the great wealth of local talent.

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