Thursday, 5 July 2012

Fashioning Fashion exibition, Berlin

Last chance for all of you fashionistas in Berlin. This is the last month of the Exibition "Fashioning fashion – Europäische Moden 1700 – 1915" in Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. This exclusive display is borrowed from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is in town since the 27th of april till the 29th of july 2012. The exibition celebrates the museum's groundbreaking acquisition of a major collection of European men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. The exhibition tells the story of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I. It examines sweeping changes in fashionable dress spanning a period of over two hundred years. The renowned Belgian scenographer Bob Verhelst has specially designed the exhibition architecture for Berlin. Glamorous women’s costumes and elegant men’s suits are adorned with elaborately fashioned trimmings. Luxurious clothing of the wealthy haute-bourgeoisie and nobility are shown, including such highlights as the gold-embroidered dress of a Portuguese queen and the turban of the designer Paul Poiret. Fascinating fabrics, exquisitely tailored raiments and precious décor are all to be seen in the museum’s show.This is not just beautifull to watch but is the source of our todays fashion and the way we see our clothing today.

gown from queen Maria II. of Portugal (1819–1853)Foto: © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA,
Ah and i think seriously about buying the catalogue. The book "Fashioning fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 – 1915" has been published at Prestel publishing and is about 49,80 € to cost with 224 pages and 200 fantastic images. The german translation of the book costs in the German Historical Museum 39,90 € - bargain. And for more information here the links: OR

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