March 25, 2010

Join DC Threads for a Private Tour of the Textile Museum's Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection

Miyake_Red DressThe Textile Museum has graciously offered to host, for DC Threads, a private tour of two extraordinary exhibitions: Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection and the Fabrics of Feathers and Steel: The Innovation of Nuno. The Contemporary Japanese Fashion exhibit includes avant-garde garments from the collection of Mary Baskett, an art dealer and former curator of prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum who has been collecting and wearing Japanese high fashion since the 1960s. The Nuno exhibition features 18 examples from the Nuno studio, dating from the time of the company’s founding in 1984 to the present day. Nuno (meaning “functional fabric” in Japanese) integrates the techniques, materials and aesthetics of traditional Japanese textiles with cutting-edge technologies in order to create some of the world’s most innovative and influential fabrics.

When? Saturday April 3rd from 11:00am -12:00nn

Where? Textile Museum 2320 S Street, NW Washington, DC 20008-4088 Phone: (202) 667-0441

How Much? a $5 donation to the Textile Museum

How Do I Snag a Spot? We need to limit registration to 20 enthusiasts - so register SOON for this event at our registration page here.

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