'Dangerous Liaisons' opens at the Met

White, Renee Minus
April 2004
New York Amsterdam News;4/29/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 18, p30
The article focuses on a special exhibition, "Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century," on view from April 29 to August 8, 2004, in The Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The exhibition focuses on dress and its interplay with art, furniture and the broader decorative arts in France between 1750 and 1789. The exhibition explores the body's spatial negotiation of the 18th century interior as a choreography of seduction and erotic play. With over 30 costumes on display in seven vignettes, "Dangerous Liaisons" features a rarely seen collection of men's and women's clothing of beguilement, presented with the finest examples of 18th-century French decorative arts.


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