American Originals in Fashion on Display

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Mylar dresses by Wendy Ponca. From the “Native Fashion Now” exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York.

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Jake Naughton for The New York Times

Fashion week can be an eyeful, but not all of its attractions are on the runways. One of the week’s more arresting draws is “Native Fashion Now,” an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, which is in the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House in Lower Manhattan.

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“Boots, 2013-14,” by Jamie Okuma. From the “Native Fashion Now” exhibition.

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Jake Naughton for The New York Times

The exhibition, developed and organized by the Peabody Essex…

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