BOSTON — Presumably, airline baggage screeners don’t often handle valuable ancient textiles in carry-on luggage, but that didn’t stop Mary McFadden from arriving with last-minute additions for “Mary McFadden: Goddesses,” running through Dec. 5 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design here.
Pulled from McFadden’s archives, the show features about 40 ensembles spanning her career, including four runway finale wedding dresses; roughly 50 pieces of gold jewelry, much of it pre-Columbian, and 14 source textiles collected worldwide. With pale skin and inky bobbed hair stopping ruler-precise at her chin, McFadden, 71, reviewed the show several days before its opening wearing a skirt purchased at a thrift store topped with a 300-year-old jacket from Isfahan, Iran.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)