Mint Museum Randolph /   Mint Museum Uptown  |  July 1 2017-June 30 2018

The Mint has collected fashion for more than 40 years, and celebrates the art form with three extraordinary exhibitions during 2017-2018

About The Project

The Mint Museum has been collecting historic and contemporary fashions for over 40 years. Fashion is one of the most engaging and meaningful art forms, with rich aesthetic and cultural associations through the ages. Beginning in fall 2017 and continuing through spring and summer 2018, you are invited to join the Mint in its celebration of the “Year of Fashion.”

  • William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016 , September 23, 2017 – June 3, 2018, Mint Museum Uptown. Celebrate Broadway’s Tony Award-winning costume designer, featuring ensembles by this N.C. native from shows including “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
  • Charlotte Collects: Contemporary Couture and Fabulous Fashion , October 14, 2017 -February 4, 2018, Mint Museum Randolph. Take an intimate look at important designs in the collections of several fashion leaders in the Charlotte community, from exquisite creations by Giambattista Valli to innovative designs by Issey Miyake.
  • Oscar de la Renta  exhibition, April 29 – July 29, 2018, Mint Museum Randolph. Organized in close collaboration with Oscar de la Renta LLC and curated by André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large for American Vogue and current contributing editor, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta contains dozens of fashions made during the span of de la Renta’s career in Spain, Paris, and New York.

If you want to support these events and provide critical operating funds to continue the study, conservation, and collection of fashion, please consider becoming one of the Mint’s Friends of Fashion. Contact Kitty Hall at or 704.337.2034.


William Ivey Long

William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016 is presented to the Charlotte community with generous support from Wells Fargo Private Bank. Additional corporate support provided by J.P. Morgan and Novant Health. Also made possible by substantial contributions from the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Friends of William Ivey Long. Exhibition organized by The Mint Museum.






Media Sponsors



Friends of William Ivey Long

  • Katie and Wynn Charlebois
  • Lisa and Carlos Evans
  • Beverly and Jim Hance, Jr.
  • Noelle and Mark Mahoney
  • Renee and Hugh McColl III
  • Susanne and Bill McGuire, Jr.
  • Ulrike and Alex Miles
  • Jo Ann and Joddy Peer
  • Susan and Sam Rankin
  • Paige and Art Roselle
  • Leigh-ann and Martin Sprock
  • Allison Sprock
  • Ann and Michael Tarwater
  • Debi and Bill Timmerman, Jr.

Charlotte Collects

The exhibition is organized by The Mint Museum and presented to the community by PNC Financial Services.



Oscar De La Renta

Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of Oscar de la Renta, LLC. Presented to the Charlotte community by Wells Fargo Private Bank, with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Moore & Van Allen, and Dickens-Mitchener.

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Media Sponsors



Additional Support Provided by Friends of Fashion

  • Mr. and Mrs. Weston M. Andress
  • Kelle and Len Botkin
  • Ansley and John Calhoun
  • Betsy Fleming and Edward Weisiger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Grace
  • James and Beverly Hance, Jr.
  • Liz and Aubrey Hilliard
  • Kelly and Rick Hopkins
  • Dr. A. Davis Ligon, Jr.
  • Ashley and Scott Mattei
  • Samantha and Mark McCall
  • Posey and Mark Mealy
  • Maria and Jeff Owen
  • Courtney and Casey Rogers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roselle
  • Jane and Nelson Schwab
  • Bobbie and Thad Sharrett
  • Kati and Chris Small
  • Ann and Michael Tarwater
  • Rocky and Curtis Trenkelbach
  • Jenny and Henry Ward
  • Jerri and Mark Webb
  • Jennifer and Eric Webber
  • Margaret and Ward Williams

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