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.


Anonymous said...

I am dying for that pink dress, those bias-cut strips are seductive!

Michelle Rose Jorgensen said...

Very cool wigs Kaari, Hmmmm I have all those supplies, and an idea!

Laraine Lord said...

Late last year we had a hat exhibition from the V and A, and a Valentino Fashion exhibition in Brisbane Aust. They were wonderful
and full of inspiration. I can see how you would have enjoyed the display. Loved the wigs.

Jillayne said...

Oh my, what a dress! (It kind of makes you wonder how we got to disliking large hips?!?)
I would love to see an exhibition like that, ever since I first read about Worth.
All that beautiful fabric, all the stitching perfection, all those notions! I bet you had fun...