Third Thursday: Fashion Night

Celebrate the opening of Mia’s latest exhibition, “The Art of High Style: Minnesota Couture 1880–1914,” with a free night of fashionable fun! Enjoy a “Then & Now Fashion Show,” live DJ set, and cash bar. Take a fashion-themed tour of Mia’s collection, illustrate your own style-inspired design, make a fashion mood board, and strike a pose.

This exhibition showcases Minnesota’s little-known historic couture fashion industry and highlights the female artisans who led it. It features never before displayed historic dress from the Minnesota Historical Society.

The “Then & Now Fashion Show” is inspired by styles and trends spanning across the century, showcasing how Minnesota fashion designers continue to reinvent and redefine the art of making clothes. This live fashion show with local boutique The Fitting Room, highlights the looks of creative and inspiring designers who are leading Minnesota’s fashion of today. Enjoy spotlights from Alma Mia, Joeleen Torvick, Karen Morris Millinery, Strey Design Handbags, Tessa Louise and Vikse Designs and more.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Free; refreshments for sale