Fashioning Fashion Exhibit at the new LACMA Resnick Pavilion Focusing on European Dress 1700-1915

I had so much fun going to see this exhibit at the  Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion at LACMA last week with my friends Anna, Mary and Melissa, who organized – thanks Melissa! Just had to share some of the many photos I took.

The women’s clothing was exquisite, both in terms of the fabric and from a construction standpoint (my photos only do the dresses limited justice); its almost impossible imagining what it must have been like to wear most of these things!

There were many elaborate bustles:

I don’t even know what these are called – side bustles?

Various under-accoutrements:

A plethora of gorgeous and luxe fabrics:

Encrustation and embellishment:

Beautiful shawls:

Fantastical period costumery:

AND quite dandy-ish mens’ haberdashery:

There were many outstanding features of the clothing in this exhibit – first of all, all of the items displayed were in amazing shape; the colors vivid and each piece looked like it had just come from the dressmaker or tailor. Secondly, as has often been noted about truly vintage clothing, they were tiny!!! The exhibit was also remarkable in its extensiveness and in the beauty of the displays and forms.
We had such a lovely afternoon – definitely worth the trip!


3 Responses to “Fashioning Fashion Exhibit at the new LACMA Resnick Pavilion Focusing on European Dress 1700-1915”

  1. 1 Anna
    November 16, 2010 at 7:56 am

    So sorry I missed the outing. Thanks for posting the pictures!

  2. 2 AnnaB
    November 16, 2010 at 8:16 am

    And lovely to revisit it with your photos!

  3. July 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13 other followers


Follow EclectiaAdorn on Twitter



%d bloggers like this: