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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Friday Nights

Final Fridays: Werk It!
Friday, January 25, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate the art of the catwalk with a tribute to LGBTQ ballroom culture.
Sponsored by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and presented in conjunction with Fabulous Fashion


Music: DJ madison moore
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Professor, cultural critic, and DJ madison moore spins house and techno for your body and soul.
Hear madison in conversation with author Teri Agins on January 26 at the Roz Perry Memorial Lecture.


Effects Display
5:30–7:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Drop in and learn about Philadelphia ballroom history through fashion, first-person accounts, ballroom videos, and winning effects (outfits and accessories worn while walking).


Detour: Ballroom Legends
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor
Join Mike Lanvin, Markise Prodigy, and Moe West for a unique look at Fabulous Fashion through the eyes of these local legends.


Voguing Basics: Werk Your Walk
6:00 & 6:45 p.m. (Sign up in-gallery for a 20-minute session)
Kienbusch Gallery 247, 2nd floor
Learn the fundamentals of voguing, then join Philly icons Lamish Avalon, Aamina Prodigy, and Bubby Revlon on the floor to test your skills.


The Fabulous Fashions of Ballroom
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Members from POSSE Project (Promoting Openness through Safer Sex Education) sashay down the runway to a soundtrack by legendary DJ MikeQ, wearing self-designed costumes inspired by Fabulous Fashion.

Talks & Tours

Roz Perry Memorial Lecture: Fashion & Fabulousness
Saturday, January 26, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Join cultural critic madison moore and fashion writer Teri Agins for a lively discussion of the aesthetic, social, and performative aspects of dressing up.

Offered in conjunction with Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now

Exhibition Tours

Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now

Enjoy a guided tour of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 25, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 1, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 8, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 10, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 15, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 18, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 22, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Ready, Set, Sew! (ages 4–7 with an adult)
Sunday, February 10, 2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Studio 1
Paid tickets required
$20 ($16 members) per child

Channel your inner designer, get inspired by Fabulous Fashion, and collaborate with artists from Butcher’s Sew Shop.

Space is limited. Adults must register as well and are free with admission. ​

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Ready, Set, Sew! (ages 8–12 with an adult)
Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Studio 1
Paid tickets required
$20 ($16 members) per child

Channel your inner designer, get inspired by Fabulous Fashion, and collaborate with artists from Butcher’s Sew Shop.

Space is limited. Adults must register as well and are free with admission. ​

Members-Only

Exhibition Tour: Fabulous Fashion
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

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