Next month's unveiling of “High Style,” at the Legion of Honor, offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of 20th-century fashion design. With more than 60 ensembles from the Brooklyn Museum’s famous collection of costumes dating from 1910 to 1980, the exhibition includes the works of iconic couturiers (Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, and Elsa Schiaparelli) as well as striking standouts by lesser-known designers.
Look for Gilbert Adrian’s 1949 tiger-stripe silk ball gown and Elizabeth Hawe’s “The Tarts” dress from 1937.
Mar. 14-July 19; Legion of Honor (100 34th Avenue)
This article was published in 7x7's March 2015 issue.