Patron Preview Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
On Monday evening we went to the Met’s patron event for the new “In American an Anthology of Fashion” with our dear friend of Atelier 86, Daniel Mitura. It was brilliant!
We’ve missed these evening events! Patrons are able to view the shows with smaller crowds and no lines. Also, in the spirit of Atelier 86: snacks and cocktails. Fellow patrons were friendly and happy to be out and about. As always, NYC style was on display.
The show inspired audience participation and thought. It is a multi-media event that works seamlessly with sound, video, and electronic narrative text and diagrams.
The first galleries focus on the materials of the many of the items made prior to 1868 (cotton and linen) and the labor by they were constructed – slaves, indentured servants and under paid immigrants. As you travel further, the historical American era rooms are thoughtfully directed by artists such as, Martin Scorsese, Sophia Coppola and Chloe Zhao. As you admire the mastery of the design, the seamless integration of film and sound, and the incredible fashion on display, the first few rooms stay with you.
As we observe the world of the “beautiful people” there is darkness
Which Mr. Scorsese brilliantly underlines in the Frank Lloyd Wright room.
It’s fitting that the show ends with a Native American coat to remind us again that that there is more to the story of America and fashion.