Both fashion exhibitions and Latin American fashion have received increasing attention around the globe in recent decades. However, exhibitions of Latin American fashion in the English-speaking world still seem to be relatively scarce. This week’s selection features five exhibitions that showcased different aspects of Latin American fashion: from the work of fashion illustrator Antonio López, to that of the designer Oscar de la Renta, passing through some of the more traditional textiles and garments from the region
About The Author
Laura specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local Indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in the second half of the eighteenth century.