The Costume Institute just announced their Spring 2010 exhibition and the hosts for the Gala Benefit (to be held on May 3.) This year Anna will be sharing the duties with Oprah and The Gap's Patrick Robinson. Oprah and Anna together--that's like some sort of world domination thing going on, right? Let's just hope they can play nice in the planning process as these are two women who don't often have to share. This year's exhibit sounds super interesting: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. It will shine the spotlight on different archetypes of American femininity through dress and "reveal how the American woman intitiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation."
Over 75 pieces of couture and high fashion (some that haven't been seen in public for 30 years) will be on display from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 5th through August 15th. Think "Gibson Girl", flappers, and the "Siren" dress worn by Gypsy Rose Lee. Other designers will include Elsa Schiaparelli, Elizabeth Hawes, Madeline Vionnet, Jeanne Lanvin, Madame Gres, Callot Soeurs, and Edward Molyneux, just to name a few. We're already excited as this exhibit is sure to be filled with many designers that we might not know as much about as others. And you know, Oprah and Anna.