Friday, February 27, 2015
“High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection,” Legion of Honor, March 14-July 19
A presentation of more than 60 ready-to-wear garments, haute couture creations, accessories and fashion sketches by American designers including Elizabeth Hawes and Charles James, as well as French couture designers Hubert de Givenchy, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. From the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, they encompass pivotal points in 20th century fashion including the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
Photos: All images courtesy of the Legion of Honor and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Posted by Stephanie Wright Hession at 6:16:00 PM
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
For my Street Date this week, I enjoyed imagining what it would be like to wander through the more than 600 acres of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. Fortunately, Bernard Maybeck's Palace of Fine Arts still offers a glimpse of that splendor.
|The Palace of Fine Arts. Photo by Stephanie Wright Hession. Copyright 2015. All Right Reserved.|
Posted by Stephanie Wright Hession at 12:47:00 PM