Six years in the making, Skin and Bones is the first exhibition to ever combine the worlds of architecture and fashion. Drawing some of the biggest talents within the two industries, over 300 objects, many of which have yet to be seen in the US, are on display. Showcasing works from many up-and-coming designers along with the more established names such as Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Azzedine Alaia, and Comme des Garçons, the aim is to draw parallels between the creation of clothing and the construction of buildings. On the architecture side, Jean Nouvel, Future Systems, Shigeru Ban and Gehry Partners are just a handful of the participating innovators who have helped directly contributed to advances in building design. From haute couture to skyscrapers, this exhibition focuses on the 'skin' (exterior surface) and the 'bones' (structural framework) of both clothing and buildings over the past 25 years.