Fashion Reimagined now open at The Mint – the year’s must visit fashion event Charlotte NC
Fashion Reimagined opens December 10. The exhibit will feature 50 outstanding examples of fashionable dress drawn entirely from the permanent collection of The Mint Museum. This show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mint’s Fashion Collection, founded by the Mint Museum Auxiliary in 1972.
The exhibit is part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the fashion collection’s founding in 1972 by the Mint Museum Auxiliary. With a wide range of attire, the exhibition includes men’s and women’s fashions from 1760 to 2022. It is divided into three thematic sections: minimalism, pattern and decoration, and the body reimagined.
Pieces on display range from 19th-century printed cotton dresses to mid-20th-century work. There will also be several examples of 1960s and ’70s mod and hippie chic style, and other contemporary fashions. Contemporary designers include Giorgio Armani, Anna Sui, Yohji Yamamoto, Walé Oyéjidé for Ikiré Jones, and Iris van Herpen, among many others.
Additionally, Fashion Reimagined also includes an interactive component. Titled “Shape Shifters,” a dressing room with magnetic forms on mirrors allows visitors to envision themselves in garments worn in the 18th and 19th centuries. Examples of undergarments – think hoops and bustles – will also be on display in the “Shape Shifters” room.
The exhibition offers a fascinating look at innovative contemporary dress, historic and cultural attitudes towards silhouettes, and surface design.