April 8, 2016 - RISD Museum - All of Everything
April 8, 2016

RISD Museum

Todd Oldham runway show, Fall 1997. Photo: Dan Lecca. Courtesy of the Todd Oldham Studio.

All of Everything
Todd Oldham Fashion
April 8–September 11, 2016

risdmuseum.org

All of Everything
Todd Oldham Fashion
April 8–September 11, 2016

risdmuseum.org

The RISD Museum is pleased to present All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion, the first major exhibition to focus on the exuberant style and playful aesthetic of designer Todd Oldham’s 1990s fashion career. Drawn from the Todd Oldham Studio archives, and including items recently donated to the RISD Museum, All of Everything features more than 65 full ensembles—from Oldham’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted feats of craftsmanship to his Pantone non-repeating print designs. All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion is on view April 8 through September 11, 2016.

“I am most flattered the RISD Museum is celebrating my fashion design days. I had such fun making the clothes and had the great pleasure of working next to amazing artists along the way,” Oldham says. “It was joy to go through the archive to choose and recompile ensembles for the exhibition, and the fact that this exhibition is at one of my very favorite design schools in the world is a special thrill.”

John W. Smith, Director of the RISD Museum, says, “We are honored to celebrate Todd Oldham’s recent gift to the RISD Museum by mounting this major exhibition of his work from the 1990s. Todd’s commitment to innovation, creativity, and craftsmanship reflect the core values of the Rhode Island School of Design and the RISD Museum. We’re particularly thrilled that Todd has been involved in every aspect of this, and visitors can look forward to being astonished not only by the brilliant garments but by Todd’s fabulous exhibition designs.”

Visit risdmuseum.org/calendar to view the exciting series of programs and events.

Support for All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion is provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional generous support is provided by The Coby Foundation, Carol Nulman, and American Modern Books.

About Todd Oldham
Known for his unique sense of color, extravagant details, and lighthearted approach, Todd Oldham has influenced nearly every element of art and design in the three decades since he burst onto the New York fashion landscape in 1989. He blazed a spirited trail throughout the next decade with his scrupulously constructed garments, featuring extravagant embellishments and raucous color combinations.

In 1999, Oldham shuttered the doors of his fashion house and focused his eye for form, function, and fun in the direction of other creative endeavors. Since then, the multi-talented creator has mastered nearly every element of design—from furniture to film—and his innovative, bricolage approach earned him an honorary doctorate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2014.

He is the founder of Todd Oldham Studio, and known for his work as a film director, MTV host, book author and editor, and designer of furniture, interiors, exhibition, and products.

About the RISD Museum
Southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design—also known as the RISD Museum—was established in 1877. Its collection of nearly 100,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art and design from all over the world, from ancient times to the latest in contemporary art.

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