When: Jan. 19-Aug. 31 2012
Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge both have their pulses on the heart of the people. Their mix of ready-to-wear with couture creatively reflects economic, cultural and political issues in magic all-in-one outfits. Barkcloth, Bras & Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume explores how what we wear helps us lure, seduce, dominate, segregate or manipulate others as well as protect, shelter, shield and modify the human body. —Christina Cass
Editor's note: See comment below for info about concurrent exhibition.