For all of the Atlanta fashionistas there is a very exciting development right here in the heart of our city!
The SCAD Fash Museum boasts over 10,000 sq ft of dazzling designs. Situated in one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, the museum is connected to SCAD’s main building at 1600 Peachtree St. The museum adds a public gallery space, fashion conversation lab, and a media library for educational film and digital presentations to the existing 27,000 square feet of academic studio space dedicated to SCAD’s fashion students.
SCAD Fash Fashion Museum is currently displaying an amazing exhibit of Oscar de la Renta’s beautiful gowns worn by some of the hottest celebrities including Taylor Swift, Oprah, and Beyoncé through December 31, 2015.
Exhibit description per the SCAD Fash website:
SCAD FASH proudly presents “Oscar de la Renta,” the inaugural exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new museum of fashion. “Oscar de la Renta” celebrates the illustrious life and designs of the storied couturier whose work set the standard for timeless elegance, and it also introduces the work of Peter Copping, the talented designer personally selected by de la Renta to lead the iconic brand into the future.
This momentous exhibition features more than 60 garments, many designed exclusively for de la Renta’s closest friends and family. Known as “the sultan of chic,” de la Renta dressed such Hollywood A-listers as Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Taylor Swift, as well as former first lady Laura Bush. Additionally, a stunning selection of new looks from Copping’s Fall 2015 show are incorporated, highlighting the future direction of the fashion house.
The exhibition also includes “Ovation for Oscar,” a SCAD-commissioned short documentary film that premiered at the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Created by SCAD alumni and students, the film provides an intimate account of the making of a major museum exhibition honoring the designer, artist and cultural icon.
“Oscar de la Renta” is curated by Laurie Ann Farrell, executive director of SCAD museums and exhibit