Spring fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris are over, but museum shows featuring Cardin, Dior and others are not. Here are five exhibitions that teach us about style, couture and why it’s easy to obsess on fashion.
New York City
Each spring, the Metropolitan Museum salutes fashion in a grand way. The 2018 exhibition promises styles and designs inspired by what the museum calls the “Catholic imagination.” Religious patterns echo in early 21st century couture pieces, such as John Galliano’s gold-and-white fitted gown for Dior that looks like a papal vestment, complete with a mitre-shaped hat.
Dolce & Gabbana’s full-length dress shimmers with what looks...