Dress Codes

Coming Soon

The Autry in Griffith Park

About the Exhibition

Dress Codes is about what we wear, how we wear it, and why. Visitors can explore how the clothing in our closets have long and often surprising histories, unpacking cultural histories of icons of western style  

The exhibition is organized around six enduring icons of western style: blue jeans, plaid shirt, fringed jackets, aloha shirt, China Poblana dress, and the cowboy boot. Join us for a fun and subversive look at what our clothes have to say about Western identities. 

Over 150 objects will be on display and the exhibition draws primarily from the Autry's extensive clothing and textile collection plus art, photography, and historical artifacts. In addition, Dress Codes includes loans from the Levi Straus & Company Archives, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and private lenders.
 

Dress Codes Is Sponsored by:

PALOHEIMO FOUNDATION

LEE HORWIN • ELIZABETH SHORT AND MICHAEL FRIEDMAN

DAVID CARTWRIGHT • MARGUERITE MARSH