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Red Carpet Arrivals at The Costume Institute Benefit, May 3, 2010

Learn more about the exhibition American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity on view at the Met May 5, 2010 - August 15, 2010: http://tinyurl.com/MetAmericanWoman Guests arrive at The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, co-chaired by Oprah Winfrey, Patrick Robinson, and Anna Wintour. Dinner guests viewed the exhibition, dined in the Museum's American Wing, and saw a performance by Lady Gaga. American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It will explore developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition will reveal how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. "Gibson Girls," "Bohemians," and "Screen Sirens," among others, helped lay the foundation for today's American woman. The exhibition is made possible by Gap Additional support is provided by Cond? Nast
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