A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, featuring Maïmouna Guerresi

Museum of Pop Culture

Maïmouna Guerresi is part A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, the current exhibition at the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle.

 

May 11 – September 22, 2019

 

Using the six personality types of a queen — Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian — designers like Alexander McQueen, Selam Fessahaye , Ashish, Chromat, Gypsy Sport, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Iris van Herpen use their work to create a space for contemplating the relationship between dress, society, and our shared history.

A Queen Within highlights a broad range of designers—from the internationally famous to the currently emerging—resulting in a deep inquiry into the diverse nature of the feminine. Gowns, wigs, shoes, and photographs are presented in immersive environments rich in symbolism, inviting visitors to peer into the private worlds of deeply powerful figures. 

 

May 28, 2019