By Megan Palumbo, Danielle Hogan, Holly Feola & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor & 1851 Staff
Fashion is a form of self-expression in which people create their unique style. Nowadays, fashion movements have been progressing towards more gender fluid styles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston opened “Gender Bending Fashion” on March 21 as a progressive gesture to make the museum inclusive for all and showcase different styles from various well known designers. Walking into the exhibit, guests are greeted by a well-known piece by Alessandro Tincone. This Japanese-inspired piece gained its popularity by appearing on the album cover “No My Name is Jeffrey” of famous rapper Young Thug in 2016.
The ensemble from the “Annodami” collection from Spring/Sum- mer 2017 used the materials cotton, synthetic, paper, and wood. Tin- cone was quoted for the exhibit saying, “the androgynous identity of my garments reinforces my belief of no gender binaries between men and women.”
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Krista DeJulio & Samantha Greaves – Features & Opinion Editors
Actress Mae West is known for saying, “Without diamonds, honey, I’d feel undressed.” That is how the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) introduced their exhibit “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen.”
The exhibit’s curators, Michelle Tolini Finamore, the fashion curator, and Emily Stoehrer, the jewelry curator, have beautifully exhibited dresses from the “golden age” of film, the 1930s and early 1940s. The two refer to the dresses and the era of the dresses as the “perfect antidote to the deprivations of the Great Depression [and] luxury for the price of a movie ticket.”