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Above: Seattle Public Library, by Rem Koolhaas. Photo by Moody75 via Wikimedia Commons.
Today, Knight Foundation is announcing 14 winners of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries. Each winner will receive a share of $1.6 million to ...
Feb. 13, 2015, 12:13 p.m., Posted by Amy San Pedro
Photo by Amy San Pedro.
Amy San Pedro is a guest film curator for the Museum of Fashion, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner.
Not that long ago the entire country looked to Miami for its style. This history lingers in the signs that read “Fashion District” marking the perimeter of Wynwood. Winter styles in Miami set the summer styles for everywhere else, and because Miami was known as America’s Riviera, there was a sense of liberty to play with the rules. Fashion was at once self-indulgent, exotic and sophisticated. It was “Made in Miami.”
In 2012, Keni Valenti, a designer and collector with 40 years of fashion experience, chose to relocate his collection of over 20,000 pieces of vintage couture from New York to Miami. He was well aware of the importance of the apparel and fashion industries to Miami’s history. As his collection grew, so did his dream to preserve the clothing and the stories behind them. He knew that there was no better place than Miami to open the Museum of Fashion; in many ways Miami and Western fashion came of age at the same time, inextricably linking their histories.
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