On Sunday, I went round to see the Victoria and Albert touring exhibition on The Golden Age of Haute Couture (last day!) … it was fantastic. Over 200 creations on display from the period 1949-1959, mostly by Dior and Balenciaga, but also by Fath and others, with a great book on sale describing the collection and the story of these great fashion designers. If you get a chance to see this exhibit as it tours (it may already have been… Quebec City is often on the tail end of the touring circuit!), it is awesome for fashion fanatics like ourselves! (As for BurdaStyle, I noticed that guys were spread a little thinly at the exhibit (sigh), although, to be fair, it was focused exclusively on women’s fashions.)

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    Dec 2, 2010, 08.50 PMby bootycrewqueen

    I would love to see this. A couple of years ago my Mom and I went to the exhibit that featured the costumes from all the period piece films of Titanic, Sense & Sensibility, Emma etc. I was so fascinated by all the tiny details and workmanship that went into these costumes. Absolutely awe-inspiring.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 02.57 PMby gedwoods

    We should maybe try to keep a “fashion watch” for museum exhibits that would interest BurdaStyle members, no matter where in the world they happen. It would be great if the information could be shared around while it was still current – and not six months past the end of the show!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.08 PMby ichigogirl

    Great idea Gedwoods! There’s an interesting exhibition at the moment at Nordiska Muséet (the nordic museum) in Stockholm, about bathing costume-fashion for men: “Män i baddräkt” (men in bathing suits). Or actully, it starts January 25th.

    Link to an article about it: http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/konst-form/nordiska-visar-mans-badklader (That’s our king at a young age, in bathers, in the middle!)

    Information in English about the museum, they do quite a lot of exhibitions about clothes: http://www.nordiskamuseet.se/category.asp?cat=187&catname=English&topmenu=142

    Victoria & Albert is on my list of places to visit….!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 02.41 AMby gedwoods

    I added the feature to the fabrics international wiki – and I posted a new thread about the initiative under “What next” (I never know where to post my comments – it’s not really a blog, so “Blog it” doesn’t seem right, it is a kind of sharing so it could go under “Skill sharing” but it’s not really a skill. So I put it under “What’s next” because it seems to me a kind of “What’s next” thingy, but…. )

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