05 July 2015

Savannah College of Art & Design Museum

SCAD Museum, Savannah, GA 
I paid a quick first visit to the SCAD Art Museum in Savannah this weekend. I say quick because that is all it took. I was pleased to find them open on the holiday weekend but they had most of their main galleries closed for updates and offered a discounted admission. What they did have on display was pretty impressive!

Vivienne Westwood Exhibition: 'Dress Up Story – 1990 Until Now' The exhibition design takes inspiration from an eccentric English party: “A postmodern romp of a weekend party where the swells meet the activists, where the rogues go vogue, and the vogues go rogue," Talley said. Selections from SCAD Museum of Art’s Earle W. Newton collection of British and American paintings hung salon-style create a backdrop for the revolutionary flair of Westwood’s designs. Westwood added, “Our costumes are romantic and theatrical, inspired by history. We know the characters they belong to. Whoever chooses to wear them recreates the clothes in her own image, making them classics. She inhabits a parallel world — like this one but more ideal. Andreas and I have been designing for 25 years, living and working together. It’s our story. We always dress up.”
This exhibition is curated by André Leon Talley.