Fresh angles were announced Wednesday to two style-centric exhibitions coming to the Mint Museum Uptown, pintucked to the calendar in March and April:
• Elizabeth Taylor will be the celebrity focus for Charlotte’s showing of “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede
,” and Halston niece Lesley Frowick, whose book “Halston: Inventing American Fashion” came out in November, will speak March 8 at the Mint.
The Andy Warhol Museum collaborated with Lesley Frowick in curating the exhibition – the first to pair the work of the pop artist and the self-taught designer whose full name was Roy Halston Frowick. Among the pieces shown will be the pillbox hat Halston designed for Jackie Kennedy and the signature Halston shirtdress in Ultrasuede.
Each stop of the touring show features a different celebrity who was part of the Warhol/Halston milieu. (Think New York, disco and Studio 54 in the ’70s. If you weren’t born by then, think Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle.”) The exhibition runs March 7-June 14.
• And more glimpses of the work are available now for “Body Embellishment
,” which runs April 11-Sept. 6. The New York designer group calledthreeASFOUR
will talk about their avant garde fashion, which is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, among others, April 12. The exhibition, with about 100 objects, will focus on forms of jewelry, fashion and nail art that extend, augment or modify the human body, plus tattoos – which, as the show description says, “are at once on and in the body.” Get a look atbit.ly/1tKD98m
Tickets to each exhibition are $24; $18 for seniors and college students; $6 for kids 5-17. The Frowick talk is free with show admission; the threeASFOUR talk will be $12 or $5 for museum members (and includes admission to the show before the talk), and free for teens and college students. Mint Museum Uptown: 500 S. Tryon St.; 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org.