Friends of The Costume Institute is a select group of committed supporters devoted to historical costume, contemporary fashion, and the related design arts. Our private events begin each year in October and continue through May, and include special exhibition openings, informal discussions, tours, and luncheons with a diverse array of hosts, all designed to familiarize members with The Costume Institute's renowned collection. Events often have an informal, salon-like feel with an early evening reception at the Museum or special offsite location, followed by lively question-and-answer sessions. A May event honors our spring exhibition.
Annual dues: $10,000 ($9,297 is tax deductible)
Under-40 Annual dues: $5,000 ($4,361 is tax deductible)
For more information please contact Mark Joseph at 212-570-3908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights of Past Events
- Private, curator-led opening-week exhibition tours
- Panel discussion with young American designers, including Juan Carlos Obando, Doo Ri Chung, and Derek Lam
- A conversation about East Coast versus West Coast style
- Discussions with designers, including Sarah Burton, Nicholas Ghesquière, and Olivier Theyskens
Above: Damian Hirst (British, born 1965). Dot Boot, 2002. Cotton, leather; Heel to Toe: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Breyer Van Bomel Foundation Fund, 2003 (2003.52a, b)