A Queen Reigns Supreme In Fashion and Chess
The queen will rise to power in Saint Louis, Missouri when “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess” opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
An international team of chess players, fashion insiders, and curators’ thought processes brought the idea of the exhibit to life. The display includes fashion items, photographs, film, and artwork from Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Viktor & Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, Hussien Chalayan, and Gianfranco Ferrè. There will be nine different sections devoted to various traits of the queen like sage, magician, enchantress, ruler, and Mother Earth that “grapple with the matronly archetype’s evolving roles of power and femininity in both the game and in society,” according to The Cut.