Haute couture meets North American Native culture (Navajo to Luiseño) in this touring exhibit of nearly 100 high-fashion pieces from 69 designers. Don’t expect a history lesson: each of the pieces on show was created within the past 50 years. Items range from the Christian Louboutin stiletto boots Jamie Okuma embellished with thousands of vibrant, turquoise beads and pops of gold and coral to the embroidered pink silk gown Frankie Welch tailored for First Lady Betty Ford to wear to a White House Christmas bash. Though the exhibit came together in New England, the Pacific Northwest has a strong presence, with local multimedia artist Wendy Red Star’s fringed Motor Oil Buffalo dress alongside Nike’s N7 collection and Seattle artist Louie Gong’s Eighth Generation line.
Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 8:00pm between June 5 and September 5;
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm between June 4 and September 4