In Pursuit of Fashion

Over the course of more than half a century, Sandy Schreier assembled one of the finest private collections of 20th-century French and American couture and ready-to wear clothing which she has gifted to the Metropolitan Museum. Schreier grew up in a Jewish family in Detroit and her interest in fashion began in childhood, when she accompanied her father to work at Russeks, the Detroit branch of the New York specialty store, where she met some of the city’s most fashionable women, wives of auto manufacturers, who began gifting her pieces of their couture, which she preserved rather than wore. The Sandy Schreier Collection is on view November 27, 2019 through May 17, 2020 at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.