The Costume Institute's collection of more than thirty-three thousand costumes and accessories represents five continents and seven centuries of fashionable dress and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present. The complex includes the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery, the main showcase space with a flexible design that lends itself to frequent transformation with video, sound, and wireless technology. Due to the sensitive nature of textiles, The Costume Institute's collection is not on permanent public view.
Plus a growing number of pieces from 21st-century designers. There are over 24, objects in the collection, dating from the Tudor period to the present day. The core of the collection consists of fashionable dress and accessories.
It's commonplace nowadays for red carpet commentators to summon the phrase "Classic Hollywood" to refer to certain looks—say, Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen or Charlize Theron in Dior haute couture at the Oscars. But the actual garments from the heyday of the studio system rarely get a second look. A new exhibition at the Chicago History Museum"Silver Screen to Mainstream" features 30 stunning garments from the s and 40s, an era defined by Tinseltown glitz, but also an emerging American fashion scene.
Saturday, May Here Pat Yulo practices tossing her bouquet while wearing one of the vintage wedding gowns. Log In.
This museum dedicated to Salvatore Ferragamo, the inventor of the wedge and the cage heel, opened in Although the shoe designer made his name in Florence, he owed much of his early success to Hollywood starlets across the pond, who adored his creations. One example: Marilyn Monroe, who was the the subject of a recent temporary exhibit.
Small exhibition of fashion history. Super service. Well maintained vintage clothes for sale.
Spanning five centuries, our Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world. Room Search the Collections.
Disclosure: My visit was compliments of Explore Fairbanks and the museum. Opinions and observations, as always, are my own. If you visit the interior of Alaska you might expect to see aurora borealis in winter, the midnight sun in summer, log cabins, birch and spruce trees, Gold Rush Era history, and native art.
Washington, D. Something Old, Something New: Inventing the American Wedding will trace the evolution of the American wedding from its simplest beginnings in the 18th century to the lavish etiquette-laden affair it is today. Something Old, Something New: Inventing the American Wedding provides a thorough examination of the customs and traditions associated with the wedding ceremony as it evolved during the past years.
We loved our visit here, there is such an interesting selection of clothes from the last few centuries. It is possible to dress up too and there is also a selection of Royal clothing and a video to see where they are wearing some of the clothes on display. I would definitely recommend spending a few hours at this museum if you are interested in the history of fashion. The audioguide was very helpful.