You may have read Andre Leon Talley's recap of LACMA's newly acquired collection of European historical costumes in the new October Vogue, but there's nothing like seeing it in person!
Since I'm the kind of person who can spend hours staring at a well constructed sleeve, whether it's in the window of Valentino or in a museum, I'll spare you the details. But some of the highlights include the Paul Poiret turban with a turquoise cabochon and egret feathers, which is sure to inspire a fashionista or two this year.
I interviewed Sharon Takeda, LACMA head of costume and textiles and cocurator of the exhibition when the collection was first acquired, and remember how pleased she was by the acquisition of the leather corset and thigh-high lace up fetish boots. It was fun to finally see them in person.
Wishing you a stylish and wonderful weekend!
Photos: A turban by Paul Poiret from 1911, fetish boots and corset circa 1900 on display as part of LACMA’s Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail exhibit that opens t0 the public on October 2.