Todd Oldham Exhibit Opens At RISD

“Before leaving the house, always remove one accessory.” What would Coco Chanel have made of Todd Oldham’s Brooch Dress? This strapless eye-popper features 400 pieces of hand-molded Swarovski crystal jewelry and is one of the pieces featured in “All of Everything : Todd Oldham Fashion” running from April 8 through September 11 at the RISD Museum.

Drawn from the Todd Oldham Studio archives, a substantial portion of which was recently donated to the RISD Museum, “All of Everything” features more than 65 full ensembles—from Oldham’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted feats of craftsmanship to his Pantone non-repeating print designs. Carefully considered details, such as embroidered motifs applied at a 400-year-old handicraft workshop in India, illustrate the designer’s deep interest in all aspects of textile development and the preservation of artisan industries. Oldham’s intensive design process is further revealed through his original artwork, while projections of recently discovered runway video footage activate the gallery space . . .

A special event “Behind the Seams with Todd Oldham” will be held Saturday in Metcalf Auditorium from 2pm to 4pm.

Join the RISD Art Circle and Todd Oldham for a lively conversation among high school students about upending expectations, boundless experimentation, and being creative at all times.

More info at Providence Journal.

The grand opening reception is free and open to the public, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Thursday, April 7, use the Chace Center entrance, 20 North Main Street, (directions)


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