Saturday, April 2, 2011

A History of Fashion

My friend Janney invited me to an art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  It is called Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915.

The museum's description:
The Exhibition tells the story of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I.

Janney and I were fascinated with the amount of layers that people had to put on everyday.  And we couldn't get over the equipment like corsets and bustles that had to go under a dress.

























This one reminded us both of something Jane Austen might wear.


Then after viewing all those beautiful dresses, we had to go get 
coffee and pastries at the Farmer's Market to celebrate the fact that 
we don't have to wear corsets and bustles!


Here's my friend Janney enjoying her treat.


On the LACMA website there is even a chance to 
download some of the patterns of these amazing garments.

http://www.lacma.org/art/ffpatterns.aspx

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