El Rebozo. Made in Mexico

Following its great success at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London last summer, the exhibit El Rebozo Made in Mexico arrives at the Museo Franz Mayer to wow the Mexican public.
 
The exhibit explores the key role textiles have played in promoting Mexican culture worldwide from the 17th century to the present day. It features major loans from the Museo Franz Mayer and the Museo Textil in Oaxaca, as well as rebozos from private collections that have never been shown to the Mexican public before. Along with these historic pieces, contemporary Mexican and UK artists, photographers, fashion and textile designers – including Francisco Toledo, Graciela Iturbide, Carla Fernandez, Zandra Rhodes and Kaffe Fassett – present new work created in response to the rebozo and Mexican textiles.
 
The exhibition also explores the current resurgence of craft skills through a cultural exchange programme to design rebozos for the 21st century with the Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London and Universidad Iberoamericana.
 
The showcase Entretejidos by the Universidad Iberoamericana is a high fashion collection that re-interprets the traditional rebozo.
 
Press launch
Wednesday 13 May, 11:00
 
Opening
Thursday 14 May, 19:00
By invitation only
 
Runway Entre Tejidos: Beyond the Rebozo
Friday 15 May, 20:30
By invitation only
 
Dame Zandra Rhodes, D.B.E., Founder of the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, Hilary Simon, exhibition curator, and Celia Joicey, Director of the Fashion and Textile Museum, will be present for these events.
 
Exhibit
Friday 15 May - Sunday 30 August
Museo Franz Mayer
For further information, please call 5518 2266