Yes, we have Fashion museum in Atlanta.
Fashion, for me, is like food. It is a work of art; full of passion, pain, love, and lust, which will make you tingle when you experience it.
I moved to Atlanta three years ago (time flies), and I can tell how great it has been. But when it comes to fashion, I don’t have anything to tell until I took this Lyft ride to somewhere and the driver asked me what I was doing here in Atlanta. After I replied, I asked him what he was doing here.
“I am studying fashion here at SCAD”, he answered.
“Fashion school here in Atlanta?!” I asked. He totally caught me by surprise.
SCAD– Savannah College of Art and Design originally from Savannah, Georgia was established in the late 70’s to attract students to study in Savannah. These days, they have other three locations: Atlanta, Lacoste (France) and Hong Kong.
A few months later, a friend tagged me in a post about fashion exhibition at SCAD on Facebook, and this was how I found out that there is a fashion museum here in ATL.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it, but the minute I saw the details of the new exhibition “Shoes Pleasure & Pain”, I scheduled a fashion date with my friend, Meital, who shares the same passion for fashion with me.
We didn’t have any expectations about the museum nor the exhibit, but after we have been there, I can’t wait to go back. You park at the SCAD garage and take the elevator straight to the museum.
The elevator doors open straight to the museum entrance hall and it is so fashionable that you actually feel you are inside the fashion museum in NYC or London, plus the beautiful view of Atlanta Skyline.
The exhibition was inspiring. We saw shoes designed by famous fashion houses and designers, such as Dior, Prada, Vivienn Westwood, Chanel, Dior, Prada, Manolo Blahnik and many more. There were shoes from China, Japan, Italy, USA, and the UK, from the twelfth century to the present day, and we even got to see a glimpse of the future.
“Shoes Pleasure & Pain” was closed few weeks ago. The next exhibit is Guo Pei show, which will be opening on September 7th.
For those of you that are not familiar with Guo Pei work, I recommend you watch the documentary movie, “The First Monday in May” (available on Netflix). The movie, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the ultra exclusive Met Gala and the Fashion exhibit in the Met in 2015.
Guo Pei work got lots of attention when Rihanna steps in the Met Gala the same night wearing breath taking imperial yellow, fur-trimmed cape
“Shoes Pleasure & Pain” exhibit was my first taste of fashion history in Atlanta and it just increased my appetite for more.
I can’t wait for Guo Pei show to arrive here; Already have my ticket to the opening night.
See you there