As I mentioned yesterday, The Frist Center for The Visual Arts in Nashville has just unveiled a couture exhibit called The Golden Age of Couture. It is an incredible collection. I am both surprised and glad of it's arrival. Due to the fragility of the garments, the collection is only making a few stops- Hong Kong, Australia, and of all places... Nashville, Tennessee!- before returning to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I think that the presence of this collection will be beneficial to Nashville's attitude toward fashion. I don't think many people here view fashion as actually being an art form, but now that a fashion exhibit is at an art museum, I think that might begin to change. This exhibit has made me way more interested in fashion history. I went to a lecture by the curator last night, and, frankly, I was so surprised at how much it held my attention! It was just so fascinating- I couldn't turn away. These are scans of the postcards I bought at the gift shop. This first dress is just so marvelous and awesome-- I can't get it out of my head. I found a listing of it on the internet here.
If you live in the Nashville area, I definitely recommend a visit to see the collection. It's open until September 12.
And by the way, tomorrow is my blog's sixth-month anniversary! How can that be?!!