Based in the School of Design, the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery hosts exhibitions curated or consisting of work by the school’s students, faculty, and alumni. Exhibitions are presented during the academic year.
American Master: Bill Blass
August 29-October 21, 2022
Open Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m.
Gallery talk by curator Professor Jeffrey Mayer, Friday, October 14, 3-4 p.m.
American fashion designer Bill Blass, one of the most important American fashion designers of the 20th century, is the focus of an exhibition designed by Professors Jeffrey Mayer and Kirsten Schoonmaker. On view in the gallery are over 20 original designs by Blass dating from 1982 to 1999.
The featured garments are from the Sue Ann Genet Costume collection, found in the School of Design’s fashion design program. They highlight two facets of Blass’s design brilliance: his love of glittering Hollywood elegance and his menswear-inspired women’s suiting. They were assembled by, and are now on permanent loan to the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, from the personal collection of curator Jeffrey Mayer.
About the Sue and Leon Genet Gallery
Based in the School of Design at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery is a student-managed space hosting exhibitions from the school’s students, faculty, and alumni. Programming seeks to engage the University and downtown Syracuse community with exhibitions inspired by and related to the field of design.
Public gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment.