MoPop’s New Haute Couture Exhibit Is Fit for a Queen

By Gavin Borchert

May 13, 2019

The new exhibit features fashion objects, garments and photos

This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Courtesy of MAGNIN-A Gallery, Paris


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If the fashion world’s purpose is to glorify the feminine, this exhibit (organized by Barrett Barrera Projects out of St. Louis and New York City) digs more deeply into the idea by examining seven powerful female archetypes: sage, magician, enchantress, explorer, Mother Earth, heroine and thespian. Visiting MoPop after its New Orleans debut in spring 2018, A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes includes photos, video and wearable art of all kinds, from shoes to wigs, gowns to jewelry, collected from the work of Alexander McQueen, David LaChapelle, Vivienne Westwood and a few dozen other designers. 5/11–9/2. Times and prices vary. MoPop, Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N; 206.770.2700