Brandon Maxwell is excited to have one of his dress designs included in a new exhibition.
The Texas-born fashion designer unveiled his fall/winter 2020 ready-to-wear collection at the American Museum of Natural History as part of New York Fashion Week last month.
Now, Maxwell has confirmed the stunning red gown worn by a model during the finale will be included in the institute's new exhibition, titled The Nature of Color.
"In the scheme of big dreams in my career, having our runway show at the Hall of North American Mammals was always at the top, for many personal reasons. I used to walk by the museum and literally mumble to myself, 'One day...' This year I somehow found myself in a room of the most brilliant and kind museum curators and team members who not only asked me to take part in this incredible exhibition but also agreed to open their doors to host our runway show in the very room I had always dreamed of," he captioned a snap of the ruby red dress on a mannequin as part of the exhibition on his Instagram page. "It's taken me a little bit of time to process the idea that a boy like me could move here on a wing and a prayer and 10 years later find his work on display in one of the most iconic New York institutions where thousands of visitors will come to be inspired, just like I had so many years earlier."
The immersive and interactive exhibition will run at the museum from 9 March 2020 until 8 August 2021.
And Maxwell is hopeful that his contribution will help to inspire the next generation of creative minds who visit.
"If I can do it, you certainly can, and you will, without a doubt. Images, stories, little glimpses and moments, they can be formative, and I'm so grateful to the entire museum staff for allowing me to be a small part of a larger story that will inspire and entertain so many. It was an absolute pleasure from start to finish and from my team to yours I say a most sincere and deep, thank you," the 35-year-old concluded.
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