‘Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style’ (Through Sunday, February 21)

    Date: 11/19/2015 - 02/21/2016

    Time: All Day

    Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan)

    Price: Included with suggested donation museum admission

    This Costume Institute exhibition focuses on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the twentieth century. The thematic show features about sixty ensembles of haute couture and ready-to-wear primarily from de Ribes’s personal archive, dating from 1962 to the present. Also included are her creations for fancy-dress balls, which she often made by cutting and cannibalizing her haute couture gowns to create nuanced expressions of her aesthetic. These, along with photographs, video, and ephemera, tell the story of how her interest in fashion developed over decades, from childhood “dress-up” to the epitome of international style.

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