Thom Browne reviews Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum collection objects

Thom Browne reviews Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum collection objects

Mirror. Venice, Italy, 1730ñ1760. Engraved and silvered glass; carved, gessoed, and gilded wood. H x W x D: 39.5 ◊ 32 ◊ 2.2 cm (15 9/16 ◊ 12 5/8 ◊ 7/8 in.). Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, 1915-16-8-a.

Mirror. Venice, Italy, 1730ñ1760. Engraved and silvered glass; carved, gessoed, and gilded wood. H x W x D: 39.5 ◊ 32 ◊ 2.2 cm (15 9/16 ◊ 12 5/8 ◊ 7/8 in.). Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, 1915-16-8-a.

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Thom Browne Selects at Cooper Hewitt

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has unveiled their latest installation, “Thom Browne Selects” as part of their ongoing “Selects” series on view through October 23. The New York City-based fashion designer Thom Browne explores perceptions of reflection and individuality through his installation.

The exhibit is comprised of more than 50 of Cooper Hewitt’s unique and contemporary mirrors and frames, which are displayed together with some of Browne’s personal belongings, such as a desk, chair, typewriter, and coat stand. Browne, who is known for his meticulous approach in tailoring men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, re-examines ideas of conventional fashion through uniformity while focusing on the incorporation of distinct materials.

The works on display include 56 pairs of Browne’s reflective silver-plated shoes in addition to French gilt bronze frames from the 18th-century, brass and fruitwood frames, and mirrors designed by Edgar Brandt, Carel Adolph Lion Cachet, and Jim Dine.

Thom Browne Selects” is on display in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery through October 23, 2016.

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