Monday, September 13, 2010

The Golden Age of Couture Exhibit

Michael and I and our friend Cindy went to Nashville yesterday for the final day of the Golden Age of Couture Exhibit. We actually went on Labor Day at the spur of the moment and enjoyed it so much that we wanted to go back before the exhibit left. Nashville was the only city in the United States where the exhibit was held.

Michael likes fashion the way I like gardening but I was pleasantly surprised and fascinated by what we saw and I even learned a few things. Cameras were not allowed inside the gallery so I borrowed these from the Internet.

The exhibit featured dresses from the late 1940s and 1950s from such designers as Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy. They were truly works of art.

Here is some of what we saw -

In addition to the dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry, there were many photographs by fashion photographer Richard Avedon as well as other photographers and artists sketches, film clips and various memorabilia.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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