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3 NOTEWORTHY FASHION EXHIBITIONS
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 5 to August
14, 2016 This year’s Costume Institute exhibition showcases over 120 pieces that trace the impact of technology on garment making, from storied couture techniques
to 3-D-printing methods. Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,
England, April 16, 2016, to March 12, 2017 From corsets to crinolines to Calvins, this exhibition explores the fine line between underwear’s sensual allure and its practical purpose.
The Work of Issey Miyake at the National Art Center, Tokyo,
March 16 to June 13, 2016 Spanning the experimental Japanese designer’s 45-year career, the exhibition fills three
rooms with garments that showcase Miyake’s inventive use of fabric to marry the utilitarian with the artful.