“Art is Fashion, Fashion is Art”
Last night Neiman Marcus at the South Park Mall hosted a fashion show and event, entitled the Art of Fashion Fete, in partnership with the Mint Museum of Art. By purchasing a seat along the runway, shoppers were not only able to view the latest trends up close but they were also able to participate in a fundraising effort for the Mint Museum of Art. With a brief introduction from a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mint Museum and the Neiman Marcus store manager, the show was underway. After nearly thirty ensembles traveled the runway, guests were invited to drink, eat, and shop until the store closed at 10pm, which was two hours later than normal.
The major trends of the night included deep blue and emerald hues, fur accents, oversized handbags, and eye-catching outerwear. Sleek hair and makeup were also on deck for the evening, signaling a return to simplicity and elegance.
The Art of Fashion Fete proved a witty and fun event for fashion and art lovers alike. With the increased popularity of fashion and dress exhibitions like the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 that saw over 600,000 visitors, the cross section of art and fashion has never been more relevant for the art museum landscape of today. The Mint Museum of Art currently houses a fashion collection of over 10,000 items spanning three decades of fashion. Founded in 1972 by the Mint Museum Auxiliary group, the fashion collection is a rich resource of fashion history.
Currently, the Mint Museum of Art has two fashion exhibitions on display: And the Bead Goes On and Fashionable Silhouettes. For more information about the Mint Museum of Art visit www.mintmuseum.org and for more information about Neiman Marcus visit www.neimanmarcus.com.