4. Counter-Couture Opens at Museum of Arts and Design
“Hippie Royalty on the Rocks,” Ibiza, 1969. Photo by Karl Ferris, featuring crocheted designs by 100% Birgitta. Image via MAD
Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture will open at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) on March 2nd, taking us back to a time of alternative lifestyles and an anti-materialistic/anti-consumeristic movement during the Vietnam war and the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit includes embroidery, quilting, patch-work, and tie-dye (still in our closets), along with jewelry and accessories created by a generation fighting for change, and shunning the cultural standards.
Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture is part of The Art and Craft of Getting Dressed, a series of three exhibitions at MAD this spring, highlighting how fashion serves as a platform of expression for artists and designers. The exhibit will be on view to August 20, 2017 at The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle at 59th Street. Related events on March 2nd include a panel discussion and exhibition tour.