“Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future” – Presented by SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film features the designs of the legendary fashion futurist Pierre Cardin in “Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future,” a major retrospective exhibition showing right now.
Best known for his 1960s space-age style, 95-year-old Pierre Cardin has pushed the boundaries of fashion by exploring new materials and silhouettes. The exhibition presents iconic looks for both women and men from the 1950s to present, borrowed mainly from the Pierre Cardin Museum in Paris, which includes several dresses from the SCAD Permanent Collection. Cardin has said, “The clothes I prefer are the garments I invent for a lifestyle that does not yet exist — the world of tomorrow.” The exhibition celebrates Cardin’s spirit and vision, both unwaveringly inspired by the future.
SCAD FASH is also showing Dressing For Dystopia right, which is costumes by Ane Crabtree from the TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which has Adapted from the classic novel by author and activist Margaret Atwood and is starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, and Alexis Bledel. As a stark contrast to Cardin’s utopian futuristic style, Crabtree’s costume creations reveal a much darker vision of the future and tells the story of living in the Republic of Gilead, a modern totalitarian society sited in the former United States. Now on view until August 12, 2018.
The What, When, and Where
What: Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future
When: Now on view until September 30, 2018
Where: SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
General admission is $10 but is free for all museum members (memberships from $30).