Sunday, August 29, 2010

The exhibit is on display through January 2, 2011. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibit at Cheekwood through October 31, 2010. This is a copy of the front of the brochure I picked up at the museum. Also, the next three pictures were taken from the same brochure.

We came up the elevator from the Couture exhibit and when we rounded the corner, this huge lighted blue and green tower greeted us. First thing I uttered was "Wow".
In the next room was this huge display on a giant mirror which only enhanced the magneficant colors. Also the rooms were dark which illuminated the brilliance colors.

As you left the previous room you entered one with these giant glass beauties mounted on each wall that surround the entrance from the previous room. I went and stood on the other side of the room so I could see both walls with the entrance of the mirrored display in the middle. On the opposite side where huge glass bowls of multitude of colors on metal stands. The fourth room had a whole wall of his artwork on display with the end of the room having what he called a mistake. They were white and clear with a ting of pink glass display which I thought were beautiful then on the opposing wall from the artwork where alcoves with 8 different vase with abstract horns and flowers displayed.

The Chihuly part of the exhibit was a bonus to what we really went to see and that was the golden age of Couture. The following statement was made in the brochure:"The launch of Chiristian Dior's `New Look in 1947 marked the beginning of a momentous decade in fashion history, one that Dior himself called the "Golden Age". Celebrating the end of the war and the birth of a new era, it set a standard for dressmaking and high fashion that has rarely been surpassed. In Paris, couture houses such as Balenciaga, Balmain, and Fath attracted worldwide attention for elegance and glamour. "

This photo(Balenciaga gown ,1955 Paris, silk taffeta) also came from a brochure as no camera are allowed. There were 221 displays in several rooms ranging from textiles, embroidery, underwear,and other accessories, tailoring, Ready-to-Wear, designers, evening and ballgowns to photography and illustrations. Needless to say we spend several hours admiring and examining the designs. To me the clothes took on a romantic nature when hats and gloves were worn and shoes and bags matches. My favorite was Victor Stiebel's evening dress, 1955 London, silk given by Lady Diana Herbert. She wore it far a ball at Wilton House.

The Frist museum. Taken from the sidewalk of the parking lot across the street.

Closer view of the large banner.

Closer look at the statues. Pammie Poo started to go sit on the knee of the one standing for a photo opt and I told her she could not climb on the statues. Mz. Bubbles pointed to the little black sign posted.

The top of the Union Station is visible as it sits beside the museum.

Mz. Bubbles, Pammie Poo and Kitty Justice outside the entrance. A nice guard took our photo. Mz. Bubbles and I talked about the television series called "Mad Men" as it was set in this time frame and lots of the outfits reminded us of the ones on exhibit.
The Kitty Justice is there were NO BLUE JEANS on display.
PS I like blue jeans but some times they are not appropriate.


Changes in the wind said...

Some beautiful displays!

Tangerine Kitty said...

Oh I would love to go there. Beautiful photos and that dress was stunning.

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks Monica. Peace

TK, You would have loved all the dresses and fabric and accessory. Peace