8 Art Exhibitions You Need To See This Fashion Month

Fashion Month kicked off in New York last week, with London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks set to follow. As we turn our attention to the four big fashion capitals, we had a look at what else is happening there culturally right now and picked the best art exhibitions to catch if you’re in town…

1. New York

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color – The Museum at the FIT

This autumn, New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology is hosting an exhibition dedicated entirely to the colour pink, exploring its changing significance over the past three centuries.

7th September 2018 – 5th January 2019

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination – The Met

You’ve got less than a month left to explore this year’s annual fashion exhibition at the Met. Heavenly Bodies unravels the close bond between European Catholicism and fashion in their mutual devotion to art and beauty.

10th May – 8th October 2018

2. Milan 

Haegue Yang: Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow – Palazzo della Triennale

Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow marks contemporary South Korean artist Yang’s first solo show in Italy. It focuses on her vast array of media, ranging from paper collage and video essays to performative sculptures and large-scale installations.

7th September – 4th November 2018

Modigliani Art Experience, Mudec – Museo delle Culture

This exhibition is a multi-sensory journey of Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s artistic style, influences and life. A fascinating and unusual show you should not miss…

20th June – 4th November 2018

3. London

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – Victoria & Albert Museum

The Mexican artist once said: “I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best.” More than 50 years after her death, the V&A has dedicated a retrospective to beautifully capturing Frida Kahlo’s life, style and visionary paintings…

Read the interview with the exhibition’s research assistant here

16th June – 4th November 2018

The Japanese artist returns to London to captivate art-lovers with an unmissable new exhibition including popular works from her My Eternal Soul series, the painted bronze pumpkins, flower sculptures and a large-scale Infinity Mirror Room.

3rd October – 21st December 2018

4. Paris

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele – Louis Vuitton Foundation

To celebrate one of the most remarkable painters of his generation, Fondation Louis Vuitton looks back at Basquiat’s career. The exhibition focuses on about 120 of his most significant creations from 1980 to 1988. While you’re there, don’t miss the opportunity to find out more about Egon Schiele’s expressionistic work and compare both artists.

3rd October 2018 – 14th January 2019

Giacometti, Entre modernité classique et avant-garde – Musée Maillol

Known for his long, spindly figures, painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti left behind an immense body of work. The Musée Maillol has put together an exhibition of around 50 of his sculptures, showcased alongside works by other great modern sculptors.

14th September 2018 – 20th January 2019