Designed for those with stylish minds, join art and fashion historian April Calahan for this 90-minute, around-the-world, private tour of The Met’s permanent collection.
You will see The Met as never before as we seek out the museum's hidden recesses in pursuit of some of the most fashionable artworks in history. Learn about the elaborate beauty rituals of Ancient Egypt and why 18th century aristocrats powdered their wigs as we explore historic cosmetic practices. Travel back in time to discover the fashionistas of the Renaissance who cemented the color black as fashion’s favorite color for centuries to come. From the traditional sustainability practices inherent to Native American clothing to the Impressionist painter Edouard Manet’s taboo depictions of women in pants, this tour unravels the incredible stories of the fashionable tastemakers depicted in 10 of The Met’s greatest masterpieces.
Highlights include additional works by the Neoclassical painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and pop artist Andy Warhol.
April Calahan is an art and fashion historian, writer and professional podcaster living and working in New York City.
For more than a decade, she served as a Special Collections curator at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and her work has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, WWD and The New York Times. She has lectured at cultural institutions including Yale University, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Bard Graduate Center and Parsons School of Design.
In addition to authoring/co-authoring three books on the history of fashion, she is also the co-Executive Producer/Host of the hit podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion, with her longtime collaborator Cassidy Zachary.