Google Online Fashion Exhibit Includes Frick’s Gilded Age Clothes

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Google Arts & Culture’s newest project “We Wear Culture” is a partnership between more than 180 different cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and more with the Frick Pittsburgh. With high-end technology, the project allows the viewer to explore fashion throughout the years, anywhere from ancient Silk Road, through British punk, as well as the fashion worn today. Years and years of fashion is brought together in the biggest style exhibit in existence. Now available as a part of the collection is Gilded Age Fashion by the Frick.

This exhibit, in particular, focuses on fashion icons, movements, and trendsetters such as Marilyn Monroe, Alexander McQueen, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, Gianni Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood, and more. Universities and museums, alongside fashion experts and designers, partnered up for the exhibit to highlight the importance of fashion in our culture and is a unique form of art.

Google’s world-renowned technology preserved the collections and made them available to the public, with virtual reality, 360-degree videos, street views, and high-resolution images. In a news release, the executive director of the museum Robin Nicholson said, “I am thrilled the Frick is working with Google and a host of international museums and collections to create fabulous online exhibitions that showcase the dramatic and extraordinary world of fashion.” Amit Sood, the director of Google Arts & Culture, said, “We invite everyone to browse the exhibition on their phones or laptops and learn about the stories behind what you wear. You might be surprised to find out that your jeans or the black dress in your wardrobe have centuries-old story. What you wear is true culture and more often than not a piece of art.”

Exhibits include Conde Nast’s Dream Pad, the Palace of Versailles, African Heritage House, MoMu Fashion Museum, and Palazzo Pitti with Karl Lagerfield’s “Vision of Fashion” photography on display. The ultra-high-resolution images allow viewers to explore the exhibits closely; so close, in fact, one can view the rose details on the Elsa Schiaparelli evening coat. To access the exhibit, visit g.co/wewearculture or through the Google Arts & Culture app on iOS and Android. This new, exciting way to explore art and fashion history is truly a technological breakthrough.

A coffee depended life-form who enjoys thriller novels, creative writing, and wearing heels to feel taller. Shy to acquaintances, presumably obnoxious to friends. Watched the Harry Potter saga more times than I should admit, but then I remember: who cares? Thoroughly enjoy getting dressed up, but love my fuzzy sweatpants. I like to think my life is interesting.

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