Monday, January 10, 2011

A Fashion Blast From the Past!

Happy Monday Lovely DAMES! Mondays are always hard... trust me I can relate... but I hope your weekend was most enjoyable!

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking in some 18th Century European Fashion at the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). The exhibit was called Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915 in the Resnick Pavilion running Oct. 2, 2010 through March 27, 2011.

The exhibit was inspiring, engaging, and really beautiful. If you love fashion, then you can also appreciate the history of fashion and it's evolution over time. I was blown away by the delicate beading, intricate sewing, and masterful embroidery of many of the garments with impeccable finish, might I add, that they were able to accomplish WITHOUT any of the advanced machinery we use today - most of the work was by hand! Amazing to say the least! I also appreciated seeing how many of the design techniques and even fashion styles/trends of the 1700 - 1900s are still being used today!

Here are just a few of my favorites from the exhibit:

Check out the black leather corset and the thigh-high, lace-up 'fetish' boots (to the left)! Oh so Sexy!

I would wear this high collar, black sequins and lace cape (pictured to your left) right out of the museum and onto the streets of LA! Ha! I loooooove it!

The beginnings of bust enhancement... known now as Victoria's Secret! Lol!
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