Fashion lovers or just those of you who enjoy seeing beautiful things, will be pleased to hear that the first ever museum solo exhibition by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez just opened at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.
The show, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism features more than forty couture designs, never-before-seen archival materials, original sketches and video presented alongside works of art selected by the designer to showcase the influence of the visual arts has on his creations. The show is presented in the museum’s Grand Galleries where visitors experience the fashions alongside works by major artists, including Carmen Herrera, Donald Judd, Jennifer Steinkamp, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, Antonio Llorens, Elena Asins and more.
This is the first time a major museum has presented an exhibition by a living fashion designer during Miami’s Art Basel Week, creating a new type of gallery experience where viewers are among the first to ever experience major artworks exhibited alongside these history-making fashions. On view now through January 8.
The exhibition is co-curated by ELLE Magazine’s Creative Director, Alex Gonzalez, and the Frost Art Museum’s Curator, Klaudio Rodriguez. The Frost Art Museum FIU partnered with ELLE on both the exhibition and the private reception/fundraiser the evening before the public opening.