|Overcoat 2004 by Charles LeDray|
Photograph by Tom Powel
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021, United States
Subway: 77th Street - Lexington
This retrospective of New York-based sculptor Charles LeDray's work celebrates his highly original and uncanny manipulation of scale to create objects such as tiny men's jackets out of cloth, teeny flip flops out of rubber and embroidery floss and little chairs carved out of bone. His meticulous technique and the small scale of his work, some of which is the size of a child's finger, evoke whimsy and wonder.
|Balenciaga Infanta evening dress 1939 (left) and Evening dress and stole 1952 (right)|
Balenciaga Exhibition at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute
684 Park Avenue, New York
One of the great fashion couturiers was Balenciaga (1895-1972). His mastery of line, cut and tailoring created sculptural pieces that are unparalleled in their elegance and beauty. In the exhibition BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master, curator Hamish Bowles presents important examples of the couturier’s designs borrowed from archives and private collectors, including the flamenco-style gowns, the fichu stoles and matador-inspired hats, the evening dresses that evoke the austere sweep of a nun’s wimple.
|Men's 3 piece court suit, France c1785|
7th Ave W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
His & Hers explores changing perceptions of "masculine" and "feminine" dress from the mid-18th century to the present and includes more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles.