One-in-six people in the world work in the fashion industry and 85% of them are women. Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion showcases nearly 100 works, spanning 250 years, exposing the females behind the seams – including celebrated masters, pioneering designers, and hidden figures. From Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress to Elsa Schiaparelli and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, to experimental labels like Chromat, women designers have transcended genres and revolutionized ideas of identity.
Made It features show-stopping ensembles, street fashion, ready-to-wear, and haute couture that illuminate issues of representation, creativity, consumption, transculturation, and distinctiveness which have and continue to impact the fashion industry.
This exhibition has been organized in a joint venture with Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (GMDH).
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