The Swans – Exhibition Premiere

The Swans - Exhibition Premiere


Sunday, March 12, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


NSU Art Museum
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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TheSwans mixes mid-career artist Karen Kilimnik’s romantic paintings in which she casts a youthful Leonardo DiCaprio and other stars and fashion models in leading roles, with selections from Stephanie Seymour’s collection of vintage haute couture created by the eponymous designers Azzedine Alaia, Courreges, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Paco Rabanne and others. The resulting exhibition consists of imaginatively calibrated vignettes of paintings and fashion, which celebrate glamour, beauty, fantasy, and the occult through the eyes of two singular yet overlapping perceptions. The title references the stylish mid-twentieth-century high society women who writer Truman Capote dubbed “The Swans.” While the posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec concurrently on view represent his contemporaries in the fashion of their time both Kilimnik and the fashions featured in The Swans reimagine the glamour and romance of the bygone Belle Époque of the turn-of-the-century.

NSU Art Museum Members receive all day 2-for-1 wine at the café.

Tickets and additional information available HERE.