Flora

april 13—August 18, 2019
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Lewis Gallery

Marc Jacobs,  Pair of boots  (detail), 2002. Leather with silk floss embroidery. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Gift of Arizona Costume Institute and Ardie and Steve Evans.

Marc Jacobs, Pair of boots (detail), 2002. Leather with silk floss embroidery. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Gift of Arizona Costume Institute and Ardie and Steve Evans.

Discover how flowers have inspired fashions through the ages in Flora at Phoenix Art Museum. Showcasing ensembles and accessories by Marc Jacobs, Comme des Garçons, Charles James, Slava Zaitsev, and more, the upcoming exhibition explores the evolution of botanical-inspired designs from the 18th century through the present. Historical garments with embroidered and realistic floral motifs are shown alongside modern pieces featuring flower-inspired silhouettes and bold, abstract floral prints. The exhibition also showcases a variety of textiles and techniques, providing Museum guests with the opportunity to explore and learn about how designers then and now created their flora-inspired fashions.


Flora is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of The Virginia M. Ullman Foundation, The Ellman Foundation, and Arizona Costume Institute.