The extraordinary lace collection from St. Gallen, Switzerland is coming to New York this fall! The new exhibition will delve into the history and contemporary life of the iconic needlework, exploring its sixteenth-century European origins to more recent applications like Michelle Obama's ensemble for the 2019 Presidential inauguration as well as Ruth Bader Ginsburg's iconic lace collar. Threads of Power
highlights contemporary St. Gallen-based textile companies Jakob Schlaepfer
and Forster Rohner
as well as new cutting-edge 3D-printed silicone lace. On view at Bard Graduate Center Gallery from September 16 to January 1, 2023
, supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and Switzerland Tourism.
Image: Jakob Schlaepfer AG, hypertube lace collar, 2021. Photo: Michael Rast