Happy Earth Day!

The first Earth Day–celebrated 45 years ago on April 22, 1970–marked the founding of the modern environmental movement. Saving the planet was one of many social causes of the 1970s, along with women's liberation, gay rights, and ending the... Read Article ››

Madame Grès, c. 1970

Madame Grès c. 1970 Gift of Doris Raymond in honor of Kevin Jones 2011.800.2 Madame Grès (1903-1993) made no effort to create a cult of personality around her work instead, she was purposely obtuse, often providing opaque answers to questions about her... Read Article ››

Fall dressing: Coats and Jackets

  As today is the first full day of fall, it seems only appropriate to take a look at some of the warm and cozy garments in our collection. So, today we bring you a selection of coats and jackets, from sensible wool to patterned lamé. Let us know if... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Rudi Gernreich

  Rudi Gernreich was born on this day in 1922! August 8, 2014 would have been his 92nd birthday. Born in Austria, Gernreich immigrated to the United States in 1938. After settling in Los Angeles, the fledgling designer produced his first collection in... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Yves Saint Laurent

  Yves Saint Laurent was born on this day in 1936. Active in the Paris haute couture from 1953 until his retirement in 2002, Saint Laurent is considered one of the most influential designers of the latter 20th century. Saint Laurent passed away in 2008,... Read Article ››

Sant’ Angelo chiffon dress, c. 1968-1972

  Giorgio di Sant’ Angeloc. 1968-1972Printed polyester chiffon, silk flowersGift of Anonymous Donor95.40.3 Giorgio di Sant' Angelo's (1933-1989) exuberant aesthetic was informed by a variety of historic and cultural references. His 1969 Klimt... Read Article ››

Hanae Mori jumpsuit, late 1960s

  Evening Jumpsuit Ensemble Hanae Mori c. 1968-1970 Printed silk twill, printed silk crepe, silk crepe Gift of Anonymous Donor2012.40.9AB By 1965, when Hanae Mori (b. 1926) first showed her designs outside of her native Japan, she was already a... Read Article ››

Pierre Cardin Relax quilted jacket, 1979

  Pierre Cardin Relax1979Gift of Dorothy W. Sorensen2010.1110.157 Pierre Cardin's Relax line of men's sportswear channeled the informal mood of 1970s fashion. Instead of tailored business suits, Relax offered a variety of casual clothing... Read Article ››

Thea Porter butterfly print dress

Want to see this vibrant Thea Porter dress in person? Make a beeline for the MFA Boston, where it's currently on display in Hippie Chic, an exhibit celebrating the fashions of the Woodstock generation. On view through November 11, 2013, Hippie Chic... Read Article ››

Peter Max umbrella, c. 1968-70

The kaleidoscopic vision of this umbrella cover is the trademark style of Peter Max (b. 1937), New York's East Village illustrator who gave the hippie generation its far-out graphics for Central Park "Be-Ins" and Woodstock-era rock 'n'... Read Article ››