Explore the history of San Francisco through fashion. Featuring one of the most iconic collections of 20th- and 21st-century women’s clothing in the United States, this exhibition includes 100 collection highlights, along with local loans of high fashion and haute couture. The first major presentation of our costume collection in over 35 years, it showcases designs from French couturiers, Japanese avant-garde designers, and other pillars of the fashion industry, including Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Christopher John Rogers, Comme des Garçons, and Rodarte. The designs on display, many never shown before, reflect San Francisco’s long-standing tradition of self-expression through fashion.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Diane B. Wilsey
Yurie and Carl Pascarella
Denise Littlefield Sobel
The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation
Lorna Meyer Calas and Dennis Calas
Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Additional support is provided by Sandra Bessières, Dr. Roger Budge and Ms. Leslee Jane Budge, Dana and Gregory Lee - Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation, Cathy and Howard Moreland, Jan and Bob Newman, and Gwynned Vitello.