James Galanos dress from 1965-1975, gift from Margot Siegal


Storied Lives: Women and Their Wardrobes

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Jan. 26-May 13
Time Varies
Art, Fashion and Style, Museums

Many of the items in the Goldstein’s collection, which now includes upward of 34,000 objects, are a mystery in terms of ownership. More than 22,000 of those pieces, dating back to 1760, are apparel and accessories from around the globe. This new exhibition focuses on the wardrobes of three working women in the 20th century. To find out who, you’ll need to visit. And not just to look, but also to learn how and why these women wore what they did. Exploring the strategy behind seams, stitches, and style reveals just how both personal pleasure and professional promotion inform what women wear.