Monday, January 2, 2017

‘The Fashion of Islam’ to arrive at de Young in 2018

By Jori Finkel
A fashion item from Iran, where many women in the southern part of the country are wearing different kinds of face and head coverings. Credit Klavs Bo Christensen/Getty Images
CALIFORNIA---The de Young Museum here has drawn big crowds before with shows on Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent. But for its next big fashion extravaganza, the museum is entering new territory — and moving from gowns to hijabs, the head scarves worn by many Muslim women. The museum’s new director, Max Hollein, has scheduled “The Fashion of Islam,” the first major show developed since his arrival, for the fall of 2018. In Australia, the traveling show “Faith, Fashion, Fusion” recently explored the market for “modest fashion.” Otherwise, few museums have touched the topic. [link]

The de Young Museum: “The Fashion of Islam” (September 22, 2018–January 13, 2019); Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA; (415)750-3600;