By Sharon Pizzola, May 3rd, 2010
Earth Day is over—and the green movement is still going strong. The Museum at FIT will be hosting “Eco-Fashion: Going Green,” an exhibition catering to the growing trend of combining fashion and environmental awareness. Featuring over 110 garments, accessories and textiles dating back to the mid-18th century, however, the exhibit not only examines the eco-obsessed designers of today, but the historical context that produced them.
By Sharon Pizzola, April 27th, 2010
If you think there’s nothing new to see when it comes to Pablo Picasso, then you haven’t seen the Met’s new exhibit—which encompasses the museum’s entire collection of Picasso works all together for the first time. Opening today, “Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art” includes 300 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints, from the stills and geometric shapes of his cubist period to his abstract portraits.
The Dreamer, 1932. Oil on canvas 39 7/8 x 36 3/4 in. (101.3 x 93.3 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls Collection, 1997 (1997.149.4) © Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
By Sharon Pizzola, April 7th, 2010
If clothes were able to speak they would have a million things to say. The off-Broadway play, “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” narrates hilarious and moving life episodes by way of wardrobe. Directed by rom com queen Nora Ephron along with her sister, Delia, the estrogen-fest features a rotating cast every four weeks, allowing new personalities to bring nuances to the long-running show (it just celebrated its 200th performance).
By Sharon Pizzola, April 6th, 2010
Attention to all online shopaholics: Rue La La and Gilt Groupe now have some competition—from none other than eBay. The online marketplace is diversifying its business model by adding eBay Fashion, a one-stop destination for clothes, shoes and accessories, to its roster—as well as Fashion Vault, a feature with two to three day flash sales of designer goods.