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Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion Exhibit

  • Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: November 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 257-1880
  • Time: Wednesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Price: Free with general museum admission

Last year, Phoenix Art Museum acquired a rare archive of avant-garde contemporary fashions and ephemera collected by James and Karin Legato who owned and operated Emphatics, an exclusive boutique in Pittsburgh.  This comprehensive archive features fashions and accessories by renowned designers such as Alexandar McQueen, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Romeo Gigli, Alaia and Jean Paul Gaultier with original runway show invitations, videos and other materials and accessories.  On view together for the first time, this exhibition celebrates the enormous creativity of fashion from 1963-2013 in a dynamic, multi-media installation. 

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Since it opened in 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has become the largest art museum in the southwestern United States providing access to visual arts and educational programs in Arizona. In the last fifty…