It is official: the “American Woman” exhibition has opened at the Costume Institute and it is a must see. Here is your sneak peek- I attended the press preview and could not help but to go picture happy as the exhibition is so beautifully done. The hot air balloon that graces the entrance of the museum (right) was part of the preparations for the Met Gala that night. Each gallery is dedicated to a new decade in American fashion. A full review will follow shortly but in the meantime, go see it and tell me what you think.
Top two images of the “Bohemian” gallery ca. 1900’s, backdrop inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Home, also known as the “Bella Apartments”; On the right-side, the “Flapper” gallery ca. 1920’s backdrop inspired by the artwork of Tamara deLempicka; and on the left-side “The Screen Siren” gallery ca. 1930’s backdrop inspired by the interiors of various Art Deco theater houses.
PS…I am of course being biased by posting images of these galleries as these three decades were my favorite in fashion, design, and art.