Phoenix Art Museum Hosts ‘India: Fashion’s Muse’ Opening

Exhibition explores India’s influence on Western fashion

Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona Costume Institute hosted an exclusive opening of India: Fashion’s Muse on Feb. 28. Featuring more than 50 ensembles and an array of accessories and ephemera, the exhibition explores India’s influence on more than 200 years of Western fashion, along with works by contemporary Indian designers.

Opening night of India: Fashion’s Muse

Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a sari-draping demonstration, live musical performances and an opportunity to discuss the exhibition with Helen Jean, the Museum’s interim Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design. The Museum and Arizona Costume Institute also welcomed local philanthropist Micheline Etkin, who was dressed couture by contemporary Indian designer Anamika Khanna.


Seema Gulati entertains

Curator of Asian Art Dr. Janet Baker; Lance Schley and Ruby Farias

Kathie May, Arizona Costume Institute board president; Gene and Rita Van Sickle

Christy Vezolles

Angela Johnson and Ryan Sarlos Johnson; Ed and Laura Madden

Dr. Hong Ong and Doris Ong

Guests enjoy first look at the exhibition

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