Monday, October 18, 2010
Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail at LACMA
Craving fall fashion inspiration? Head to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to view the new exhibit "Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail". The collection spans from 1700-1915 and features a major collection of European men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. The exhibition tells the story of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I. It also examines the changes the fashion world has made when it comes to luxury textiles, tailoring techniques and trimmings. Exhibit highlights include an 18th century menswear vest intricately embroidered with powerful symbolic messages relevant to the French Revolution; an evening mantle with silk embroidery, glass beads, and ostrich feathers designed by French couturier Émile Pingat and 3-piece suits and gowns worn at the royal courts of Europe. Click here for details.
Image: Photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA