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Fashion Reimagined

Fashion Reimagined: Themes & Variations 1760–Now

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mint Museum fashion collection, “Fashion Reimagined: Themes & Variations 1760–Now” features fifty outstanding examples of fashionable dress drawn entirely from the museum’s permanent collection.

Encompassing a wide range of attire, the exhibition includes men’s and women’s fashions from 1760 to 2022 and is divided into three thematic sections:

  • minimalism,
  • pattern and decoration, and
  • the body reimagined.

Exhibition highlights include an English 18th-century sack-back gown, two rare 18th-century  English men’s suits, a rare 1928 wedding ensemble by Roman fashion artist Maria Monaci Gallenga, and an unusual mid-20th-century Black Narcissus dress by American designer James Galanos.

Open Monday through Sunday, 24HourNation is particularly appreciative of the fact that Mint Museum values evening patrons and is open late every Wednesday and Friday. We wish every museum were as inclusive.

“Fashion Reimagined: Themes & Variations 1760–Now” is on view at Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina through Jul. 2, 2023.

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