The IMPACT exhibit showcases American fashion designers. (BOCAPARENT.COM)
If you’ve got a young fashionista in the house, put the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit on your calendar.
The show is called “IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA” (Council of Fashion Designers of America), showcasing American design. There are stunning designs from Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and many more.
Feather jacket, skirt and turban by Norma Kamali. (MFIT/CFDA)
Ball gown by Oscar de la Renta from 2012. (MFIT/CFDA)
Each living designer participating in the exhibit selected a piece they felt best represents their impact on the fashion world, according to the museum.
Included is the red and black Narciso Rodriguez design that First Lady Michelle Obama wore on election night in 2008, as well as some imaginative gowns with feathers from Norma Kamali and Thom Browne.
Two other exhibits accompany IMPACT on the museum’s first floor. “Draw and Shoot” is a collection of fashion drawings and photos, including some from Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon.
Behind the IMPACT show is “Jody Culkin: Refashioned,” colorful and quirky artworks inspired by clothes and accessories. There’s a metal purse made into a fountain. A sheer burka.
It’s a great mother-daughter (or grandmother-granddaughter) outing, though interesting enough for dads and sons, too. There is a menswear section, as well.
The show runs through April 21. The museum, on the north end of Mizner Park, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults; $8 for students; free for kids 12 and younger. Learn more at bocamuseum.org.
- CHARLENE PACENTI