You may never have considered that the game of chess and the art of fashion would have much in common, but an upcoming exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame proves that indeed, it is true. Janelle talks with Susan Barrett, Director of the World Chess Hall of Fame, about the new exhibit A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess. The exhibition explores the relationship between fashion and chess and will feature works from Alexander McQueen, Gianfranco Ferré, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Maison Martin Margiela, and many other avant-garde designers. And exactly how are these designers related to chess—specifically the queen piece? In the game of chess, the queen is considered the most powerful and, many times, the most unpredictable piece. She breaks the rules. She does what she wants on the board, and in many ways, this kind of thinking has a major influence on the world of fashion. A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess opens on October 19th at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Learn more by watching the video below.
The Missouri Historical Society's president Dr. Jody Sowell joins host Steve Potter to share his journey and talk about the Missouri History Museum's two new exhibits, and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs6aWuUPZ2Q&t=252s