The November 4th First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum will be one for the books as it will be the first time the public will be able to see Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion of 1963-2013.

In 2015, Phoenix Art Museum acquired an extensive archive of avant-garde fashion collected by James and Karin Legato who owned and operated Emphatics, an exclusive store in Pittsburgh. Featuring works by designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, John Paul Gaultier, and Romeo Gigli, along with original runway show invitations, videos, and accessories.

Over the upcoming weeks we will be sharing insight and behind the scenes looks to our upcoming exhibition so be sure to check back every Friday for the latest look into Emphatics!