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A Queen Within

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis USA, 19 October 2013 – 18 April 2014.

Please click here for Exhibition overview, designed by Serge Martynov.

A Queen Within – Adorned Archetypes, Fashion & Chess explores nine sides of a queen – The Sage, Mother Figure, Magician, Enchantress, Explorer, Ruler, Mother Earth, Heroine and Thespian. Here, the queen can also be seen as a metaphor for a woman. The exhibition further investigates how storytelling and symbols capture the imagination of innovative fashion designers.

Objects from the following designers and artists are exhibited – Alexander McQueen, Anne Deniau, Anrealage, Bea Szenfeld, Chan Luu, Charlie Le Mindu, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, Hideki Seo, Henrik Vibskov, Hussein Chalayan, Iris Schieferstein, Iris Van Herpen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jordan Askill, Josefin Arnell, Keta Gutmane, Koji Arai, Maiko Takeda, Maison Martin Margiela, Michael Drummond, Minju Kim, Noritaka Tatehana, Octavia Xiaozi Yang, Pam Hogg, Rein Vollenga, Rejina Pyo, Ryohei Kawanishi, Sandra Backlund, Serena Gili, Shaun Leane and Daphne Guinness, Tabitha Osler, Viktor & Rolf and Writtenafterwards.

In addition, the master of coiffure Charlie Le Mindu has created bespoked head pieces for the exhibition. Artists Serge Martynov, Orlando Campbell and Karolina Kling have been commissioned to contribute with artwork and sculptures.

Photo Sarah Carmody and Serge Martynov