The Met Explores Models as Muses

Justin Timberlake with Kate Moss and fashion extraordinaire Marc Jacobs in a photoshoot for Vogue magazine's May issue. The photo is shot by one of our favorite photographers, Annie Leibovitz. In the first week of May, Justin will be co-hosting the Metropolitan Museum of Costume Institute Gala with Kate and Vogue's editor-in chief Anna Wintour. The theme this year is “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” and the exhibition will spotlight 70 designers' masterworks of haute couture and ready-to-wear and well as important fashion photography. It will explore the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Explores Role of Fashion Models as Muses of Recent Eras * Gala Benefit May 4, 2009, with Honorary Chair Marc Jacobs and Co-Chairs Kate Moss, Justin Timberlake, and Anna Wintour * Exhibition dates: May 6–August 9, 2009 * Exhibition location: The Tisch Galleries, second floor The exhibition is made possible by Marc Jacobs. Met website

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