Thursday, July 15, 2010

Exhibit Highlights - Brooklyn Museum

Doggy coat and leash, 1920.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the exhibit "American High Style: Fashioning an American Collection" at the Brooklyn Museum. You can see my review of this exhibit here. All photos were taken by me, and thanks to the museum for allowing photos for educational purposes! We appreciate it!

Madame Eta Hentz dress, 1944. That is not a print.
Each of those interlocking wings is individually seamed and stitched.

Sorelle Fontana evening gown and wrap worn by Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa, 1954.

Claire McCardell swimsuit and sundress, 1944.

Carolyn Schnurer bathing suit and sundress, 1950.

Two 1940s evening gowns by Elsa Schiaparelli.

Elsa Schiaparelli necklace, 1938.

Evening gown by Marguery Bolhagen worn to the Kennedy inauguration ball.

Mme. Grés silk taffeta ball gown with incredible sleeves, 1969.
This was my favorite piece in the entire exhibit.

Two gowns by Gilbert Adrian inspired by cubism, 1944.

Pink silk poppy skirt and cape by Arnold Scaasi, 1983.

Halston tie dyed silk chiffon caftan, 1975.

Want to see more? You will find photos of all the pieces in the exhibit at the Collection Database of the Metropolitan Museum website. Tomorrow I'll show you some of the Charles James pieces in the exhibit.