7 Stylish Art Shows To See Now In NYC!

As the air chills, leaves crunch, and heavier coats come out, the art and exhibition world heats up. And November brings a hot selection of shows to New York—including Harper’s Bazaar fashion photography, Daphne Guinness' couture collection, the Gaga invasion at Barneys, and vintage nightlife shots from an age defined by Bianca Jagger in Halston... on a white horse... at Studio 54. And unlike the Met's McQueen madness, most of these are free to see and don't include major lines at the door. Find fashion inspiration this month with these seven picks across the City. 

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Daphne Guinness at the Museum at FIT


The heiress’ couture collection includes stunning pieces by Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Garth Pugh, Chanel and more. On view now through January 7, 2012.

Daphne Guinness book cover. Photograph by Kevin Davies @ Z Photographic Ltd,
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Boots by Alexander McQueen. From the collection of Daphne Guinness, to be featured in the exhibition Daphne Guinness.

Photo: Courtesy of The Museum at FIT.
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Dress and hooded coat by Gareth Pugh. From the collection of Daphne Guinness, to be featured in the exhibition Daphne Guinness.

Photo: Courtesy of The Museum at FIT.

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Keith Haring Prints and Pop Shop at Pace Prints

In addition to a selection of prints, this exhibition includes a pop-up shop modeled after Haring’s original that will sell Keith Haring by Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Keith Haring by Patricia Field pieces, and more. On view now through December 3.

Photo: Courtesy of Pace Prints.  All Haring artwork © The Keith Haring Foundation
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Photo: Courtesy of Pace Prints.  All Haring artwork © The Keith Haring Foundation
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Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys 


Lady Gaga will take over the department store’s iconic holiday window display, which, for the first time this year, will extend to include an entire floor of the store. Beginning mid-November.

Photo: Courtesy of Barneys New York

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Cecil Beaton: The New York Years at the Museum of the City of New York


This selection of work by the English photographer, who first moved to New York in 1928, includes fashion editorials and portraits of icons like Greta Garbo. On view now through February 20.

Greta Garbo, 1946

Photo: Courtesy of Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s
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Gilles Larrain: Idols at Steven Kasher Gallery

Idols highlights Larrain’s portraits of glam, underground fashion, and nightlife figures of the ‘70s. Opens today.
Fernando, 1971 – 73, Gilles Larrain,

Photo: Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
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Catherine, 1971 – 73, Gilles Larrain.
Photo: Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
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Harper’s Bazaar: a Decade of Style at International Center of Photography

This retrospective of the magazine’s fashion editorials includes stories by Mario Sorrenti, Sølve Sundsbø, Tim Walker, Patrick Demarchelier and more. On view now through January 8, 2012.

Patrick Demarchelier, Carmen Kass (Harper’s Bazaar, November 2001).

Photo: Courtesy of the International Center of Photography.
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Tim Walker, Untitled (Harper’s Bazaar, October 2009)

Photo: Courtesy of the International Center of Photography
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Sølve Sundsbø, Freja Beha Erichsen (Harper’s Bazaar, March 2008)

Photo: Courtesy the International Center of Photography
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Incomparable Women of Style: Selections from the Rose Hartman Photography Archives at FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library 

Hartman’s selection of vintage fashion and nightlife photographs includes the iconic shot of Bianca Jagger riding a white horse into her 30th birthday party at Studio 54 in 1977 and opens Friday.

Photograph by Rose Hartman. Courtesy of the Gladys Marcus Library Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives.

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