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Todd Oldham’s Fashion Wonderland

By 1992, some of the most desired supermodels of the decade graced Todd Oldham runways, from a fresh-faced 18-year-old Tyra Banks, to others including Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington. With the models beaming and twirling down the runway and the digital prints and crochet textiles they wore so well, Oldham’s kitsch-embracing styles sent hearts swooning from Los Angeles to New York City during his fashion house’s heyday. Todd Oldham Studios produced colorful, vibrant, innovative collections from 1989 to 1998.

Julia Garrett from the Texas Fashion Collection breaks down Oldham’s aesthetic and some of the garments from Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday in our latest blog.

Click HERE to dive into Todd Oldham’s 1990s fashion wonderland.

 
 
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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Art Activity: Glass Marbling 

Emile Gallé was a French artist and designer known for his innovation in the Art Nouveau Movement, popular around the late 19th early 20th century. Here are some simple contemporary ways to create our own glass artwork inspired by Gallé using everyday materials.

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#McNayFromHome: Tissue Flowers

Regardless of the medium, flowers can represent love, beauty and even life itself. This activity offers a simple way of making flowers from tissue paper. Enhance a bouquet, add to gift wrap, or experiment with another use. These hand-crafted flowers will brighten any celebration.

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Collection Connection: Vincent Valdez

This painting is captivating for many reasons, particularly its deep connection to San Antonio and the south. The subject is rooted in Texas history, and the painting was created by a San Antonio artist, depicting figures from the San Antonio art community.

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Archiving the Local Arts Community during COVID-19
We are living in an historic moment. In the same way that we are fascinated by how we handled the 1918 flu epidemic, future generations will want to know how we navigated the experience of a global pandemic in the 21st century. The archives of the McNay Art Museum invites individuals who are a part of Bexar County’s local arts communitywhether you work behind the scenes, you are a creator, or you are bothto document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak and contribute them to our archives.

Learn how to participate by clicking HERE.

 
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