Explore how contemporary fashion designers engage with feminine archetypes through more than 100 pieces of fashion, contemporary photography, and video.
Using the six personality types of a queen — Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian — designers like Alexander McQueen, Selam Fessahaye , Ashish, Chromat, Gypsy Sport, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Iris van Herpen use their work to create a space for contemplating the relationship between dress, society, and our shared history.
A Queen Within highlights a broad range of designers—from the internationally famous to the currently emerging—resulting in a deep inquiry into the diverse nature of the feminine. Gowns, wigs, shoes, and photographs are presented in immersive environments rich in symbolism, inviting visitors to peer into the private worlds of deeply powerful figures.
69, Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Anrealage/Kunihiko Morinaga, Antoine Peters, Arvida Byström & Maja Malou Lyse, Ashish, Bea Szenfeld, Bourgeois Boheme, Carcel, Chanel, Chan Luu, Charlie le Mindu, Chromat, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Comme des Garçons, Cooper & Gorfer, Cutecircuit, David Lachapelle, Diana Scherer, Fantich & Young, Gianfranco Ferré, Gucci, Gypsy Sport, Hassan Hajjaj, Herdentier, Hideki Seo, Iris van Herpen, Issey Miyake, Jalila Essaïdi, Joanne Petit-Frère, Jordan Askill, June Canedo, Keta Gutmane, Kids of the Diaspora, Living Colors, Louise Linderoth, Maja Gunn, Maiko Takeda, Maïmouna Guerresi, Michael Drummond, Minna Palmqvist, MuSkin, Namilia, Omar Victor Diop, Orange Fiber, Pam Hogg, Petit Pli, Prada, Reformation, Rich Mnisi, Rottingdean Bazaar, Sandra Backlund, Selam Fessahaye, Serena Gili, Shaun Leane, Slow Factory, Studio Roosegaarde, Tabitha Osler, this is Sweden, Tommy Hilfiger, Vivienne Westwood and Waste2Wear. Special commissioned headpieces by Charlie le Mindu.
A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes is an exhibition organized by Barrett Barrera Projects and curated by MUSEEA.
EXHIBITION OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2, 2019