The Whitney Museum of American Art will open, “Eckhaus Latta: Possessed”, the first fashion-related exhibition in the museum since 1997. Eckhaus Latta was founded in 2011 by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta to create stylish, gender-neutral clothing. Since the brand’s launch, Eckhaus Latta has risen to fame and was declared a finalist for the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers earlier this year.
Eckhaus Latta‘s first solo museum exhibition will be a three-part installation in the emerging artist series in the first-floor John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery. The first part will consist of photographs from various fashion advertising campaigns. The centerpiece of the installation will be a replica of a retail space where visitors will be able to try on and purchase a special Eckhaus Latta collection. The installation will conclude with a mock surveillance room where visitors will be able to observe other visitors experiencing the installation through live footage streamed on the room’s monitors. The exhibit will shed light on various aspects of the fashion industry by providing visitors a voyeuristic view of the consumer experience.
“Eckhaus Latta: Possessed” is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator, and Lauri London Freedman, head of product development.