by Brian Lipton


The Savannah College of Art and Design’s new fashion museum, SCAD FASH, opened with a special VIP party on October 1, with doors set to open to the public on October 3. The new museum, which is situated as part of SCAD’s Atlanta campus, will host a variety of international fashion exhibitions, films and lectures.

Party attendees got a sneak peek at the museum’s inaugural exhibition, Oscar de la Renta, a retrospective of the late designers work from 1960s through the present, including gowns on loan from Laura Bush, dresses worn by Oprah Winfrey and Taylor Swift, and newer garments by the line’s current creative director, Peter Copping. The exhibition also includes screenings of “Ovation for Oscar,” a short documentary about the making of the show, which was created by a group of SCAD alumni and students.

In January, the museum will present I Feel Ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin, an exploration of fashion, film and painting by the musician-cum-fashion designer and two SCAD alumni. It will be followed in May by Art x Fashion, and then Lars Nilsson: Hats & Headgear in October. There will also be displays of one-of-a-kind garments from SCAD’s permanent collection.