CFDA celebrates 60th anniversary with metaverse exhibition, NFTs
The CFDA is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a curated retrospective of American fashion in the metaverse, as well as commemorative NFTs.
The metaverse exhibition, dubbed 'Fashioning the Shades of American Design', will highlight 60 looks from the CFDA’s six decades, from designers such as Ralph Lauren, Patrick Kelly, Donna Karan, Naeem Khan, Tracy Reese, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Stephen Burrows, Thom Browne, and Tory Burch.
The exhibition was curated by fashion historian and assistant curator of fashion of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Darnell-Jamal Lisby with the aim to educate, entertain, and foster community worldwide.
In particular, the exhibition, set to open in December 2022 in The Sandbox, will be organized by five themes: Illuminating Fantasy, Illuminating Romance, Illuminating the Avant-Garde, Illuminating Understanding, and Illuminating the Soul.
Likewise, the CFDA has asked select designers to create eight exclusive 60th anniversary creative designs and experiences to be minted into NFTs. Each NFT comes with unique utility perks that will allow unprecedented access and will be available for auction to benefit the CFDA Foundation Inc.
“In celebrating 60 years since Eleanor Lambert founded the CFDA, we not only commemorate some of our biggest moments, but also want to use this milestone as an opportunity to look to the future,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.
“The CFDA has always pioneered creative and innovative thinking, and with our first metaverse exhibition and NFTs, we are embracing this new era of digital transformation. CFDA is grateful for the partnership support from The Sandbox, Polygon, and 5th Column & 5Crypto.”
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