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Fashion On Wheels at The Petersen Automotive Museum

1937 Delage D8-120 and 1938 Bergdorf Goodman evening dress  Image courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum & Phoenix Art MuseumThe automobile-inspired clothing drawn from Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion design collection will range from bulky but protective dusters, hats, gloves and other accoutrements created in the early days of the automobile to the stylish gowns, stoles, capes, dresses and ensembles that developed in the Art Deco period. As the streamlined forms of the automobile came to be highlighted, so did the streamlined forms of the human figure. Undergarments designed to accentuate the human form in order to compliment the clothing that was draped over them will be exhibited to provide an inside look at what it took to streamline society. Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles showcases designs by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Sophie Gimbel, Nina R1938 Delahaye Type 135M Competition Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi and 1932 Paquin Day Coat Images courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum & Ken Howieicci, Hattie Carnegie, and Jeanne Lanvin.

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Admission prices are $10 for general admission adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members and children under five are admitted free. Covered parking is available for $2 per half hour with an $8 maximum for Museum visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum’s Web site at: www.Petersen.org.

Founded in 1966, Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion design collection is no1934 LaSalle Model 350 Convertible Coupe and 1939 Hattie Carnegie Dress Images courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum & Ken Howietable for its quality and comprehensiveness and is comprised of more than 5,000 objects of American and European men’s, women’s and children’s dress and accessories dating from the late 17th century to the present. Phoenix Art Museum is one of only a handful of art museums in the country with a long and continuous active fashion program. To learn more visit www.PhxArt.org.

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