Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch opens with a small introductory gallery of images and videos about Bartsch and her world.
In the main exhibition gallery, the first section focuses on the 1980s English fashions that Bartsch introduced to New York displayed in a mise-en-scne evoking her surreally styled boutiques. The second and largest section features a variety of the creations that Bartsch and her friends have worn at her famous club nights at Savage, Copacabana, and Le Bains, with a special section devoted to the AIDS balls. The final section evokes her apartment at the Chelsea Hotel, the center of her creative world. Videos and projected photographs throughout the exhibition document Bartschs 30 years of sartorial self-expression and its influence on the global fashion scene.
Curators: Susanne Bartsch and Valerie Steele, with Waleed Khairzada.
Exhibition Designer: Kimberly Ackert, architect
Design Conception: Thierry-Maxime Loriot
Graphic Designer: Matthias KernThe exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generosity of members of the Couture Council and MAC Cosmetics, with additional support from The Standard, High Line.
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