I had the pleasure of seeing a beautiful, informative fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, called, ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion‘.  “The Costume Institute’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion is the second portion of a two-part exhibition exploring fashion in the United States. Presented in collaboration with The Met’s American Wing, this section of the exhibition will highlight sartorial narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of the American Wing period rooms.” (source: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2022/in-america-anthology)

Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022
Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022
Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022
Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022

This exhibit informs us about how fashion influenced Americans since its inception through the 20th Century. As well the amazing fashion houses stateside like Brooks Brothers and many others. The curators also explored the contributions of former slaves and immigrants’ craftsmanship (see images). Yet again we see how a menagerie of people and cultures contributed to the growth of industry in America.

The Costume Institute, also explores the designs, shapes, and textures of modern designers that are making their mark in the 21st century.

Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022
Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022
Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022
Photo by D’angelo Thompson, July 2022

This show is a must see. Here are a few images of garments that peaked my interests, the plethora of other garments you have to see for yourself.

Find out more about this incredible exhibit here: https://www.metmuseum.org/

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Soulivity Editor-at-Large D’angelo Thompson is known for his mastery of beauty and quality aesthetic. He is also one of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after artisans. Originally from Chicago, D’angelo always dreamed of one day taking the beauty industry by the reigns both nationally and internationally; and, in the past two decades, has done so in a phenomenal way. It is his personal vision to elevate his profession by creating a global brand and community, empowering all to see and celebrate their beauty.

As a professional, D’angelo’s expertise extends to beauty, bridal, editorial, commercial, film, TV and private clients. As hair and makeup artist for guests and celebrities on The Wendy Williams Show from 2008 - 2011, D’angelo earned three Daytime Emmy nominations with a win for “Guest Hair” in 2010. Most importantly, in over two decades, D’angelo has developed a body of work that classifies him in the A-list of beauty professionals.  He is currently working with Law & Order SVU (Seasons 17, 18 & 19), Blue Bloods (Season 8), Worst Cooks,/Celebrity, Joy Mangano/IDL, HSN and Pudding Boy Productions.  As an author, D’angelo’s self-published lifestyle and beauty book entitled “Enhanced Beauty” (2016) continues to sell domestically and internationally.