Tuesday, March 08, 2011
My Kind of Fashion
This past weekend, Sofia and I took a field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art - or LACMA as it's known to Angeleno's. For months I have been wanting to see the show Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail 1700-1915, an exhibition that traces fashions aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment through World War 1, through transformations of the fashionable silhouette and evolutions in textiles, techniques and trimmings. The details of the show were amazing - all highlighted by simple mannequins strewn about in a maze with what looked to be shipping containers stacked up behind the displays. Each mannequin wore a simple white paper wig which added to the beauty of the clothing by not taking away focus from the textiles. After a bit of digging on-line, I found out how the wigs were made - which is something I am sure I will have to try out for Sofia next Halloween!
A fascinating textile show - not to be missed!
Fashioning Fashion at LACMA in the Resnick Pavilion through March 27th 2011.
Posted by Kaari Marie