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Eckhaus Latta Creates Shoppable Art for Its Exhibit at The Whitney

In 1997, The Whitney Museum unveiled “The Warhol Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion,” a fashion-focused exhibit on the artist’s influence on style. To celebrate, the then-uptown museum opened its doors for a party, which drew Carolyn Bessette, John Kennedy Jr., Martha Stewart and Graydon Carter. Duran Duran performed at a virtual “Factory Party” going on downstairs, taking the stage in what was called the “Warhol Zone.” Adorning the room where the party took place: videos and images displayed on the walls and a ceiling swathed in mylar, silver clouds.
The museum, since relocated downtown to the Meatpacking neighborhood, hasn’t put on a fashion exhibit since. But this year, The Whitney is in the midst of unveiling its first style-focused exhibit since — one that sings of the here and now.
“Eckhaus Latta: Possessed” is a collaboration between the designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, along with 21 other artists called upon to contribute. It’s part of the museum’s Emerging Artists program, run by co-curator Christopher Lew, who notes this is Eckhaus Latta’s first solo show at an institution.
Lew says he’s been watching the designers for years, attending their fashion shows and observing the way they embrace collaboration. “The way they’re thinking about fashion in their own

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