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NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION OF ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS EXPLORES THE EVOLUTION OF HIGH FASHION DURING THE LATE MIDDLE AGES

Press release date: 
Friday, March 25, 2011

SHOW FOCUSES ON DRESS IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND INCLUDES FOUR FULL-SCALE REPLICAS OF ENSEMBLES DEPICTED IN MORGAN MANUSCRIPTS

Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands
Opens May 20, 2011

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The complex and rich history of courtly fashion of the late Middle Ages as seen in the manuscripts and early printed books of the period is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum entitled Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands. Opening on Friday, May 20, the show includes more than 50 works of Northern European origin from the Morgan's renowned collections, and also features four full-scale replicas of clothing seen in exhibited manuscripts. It will run through September 4.