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Fashion Reimagined

Fashion Reimagined: Themes & Variations 1760 – Now

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the fashion collection’s founding in 1972 by the Mint Museum Auxiliary, “Fashion Reimagined” features fifty outstanding examples of fashionable dress drawn entirely from the permanent collection of The Mint Museum.

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

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

Exhibition highlights include two rare 18th-century English men’s suits, early 19th-century printed cotton dresses, 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.

In addition to “regular” Tuesday through Sunday daytime operating hours, The Mint Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

“Fashion Reimagined” is on view at Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC, through Jul. 2, 2023.


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