DEPARTMENT
Encouraging Ingenuity

SAUL BELL
DESIGN AWARD 2018

This prestigious annual competition brings innovation and ingenuity into the realm of fine jewelry. The 2018 award was no exception, with beautiful and engaging work from around the world.

 
The Saul Bell Design Award shows that the stories behind fine jewelry are more nuanced than one might imagine. As a cross-section of skilled craftspeople from across the globe, the competition has given individuals the ability to define what jewelry is and will become. The results, as we can see, are fascinating.
 

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DEPARTMENT
Costuming A Galaxy

STAR WARS™ AND
THE POWER OF COSTUME

The Detroit Institute of Arts brings the full glamour of Star Wars into the public eye, presenting memorable costumes and a behind the scenes look at how they were created.

  Image courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Image courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

DEPARTMENT
Fashion & The Photographer

ICONS OF STYLE

With its first foray into fashion photography, the Getty Museum delves into pictures from 1911 to 2011, bringing a fresh and penetrating eye to the subject. With iconic prints from the Getty archives, the photographs are breathtaking in their basic message: if you successfully sell dreams you sell clothes.


  Image Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Image Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

DEPARTMENT
Fashioning An Identity

FRIDA KAHLO

Frida Kahlo’s exhibition at London’s V&A Museum reimagines Kahlo’s home in Mexico City where she was born, lived and died. Her clothing and other possessions, along with paintings and photographs, reveal a more intimate insight into Kahlo’s life that stun with her still vibrant and bold presence. 

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DEPARTMENT
The Hair Apparent

WOVEN STRANDS

The wonder of human hair as used in jewelry, wreaths, assemblages, and dioramas is explored in the Mütter Museum of Philadelphia, known for its medical oddities. This type of commemorative art was most practiced in the second half of the nineteenth century, as known in the United States and parts of Europe.


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