July 14, 2010

American High Style-Brooklyn Museum

American High Style is an exhibit going on at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with Polyvore, highlighting innovative designers from the past who made an impact on American fashion.
Last weekend I went on a solo Fanny mission to check it out!

Notebook...check! Pen...check! Camera...check! Stuffed my backpack and off I went.
It was Vintage paradise filled with garments, accessories, shoes, and even original sketches dating back to the 1800s. Oooh lala! Check out my favorites:

This elegant evening outfit is an early 70's creation by American designer Norman Norell. Capturing the essence of that period..It's billowy and glamorous!Aren't the beaded pants amazing?and the bow and poets sleeve!

Christian Dior (whom really needs no introduction) designed some of the beautiful footwear on display. I see oxfords and caged shoes were considered chic back then as well. How cool is that?

Dress to the left by Cristobal Balenciaga in 1945 and to the right also Christian Dior in 1952.

A 1960's blue bandeau dress by Hubert de Givenchy and a 1950's Yves Saint Laurent cocktail dress.. Both with bows that add girly charm galore!

A frilly Black number by none other than Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in 1965. It felt very surreal standing in front of a piece designed by the legendary Chanel herself.

New York born designer Charles James made these lavish silk gowns during the 1950's. Known as America's first couturier, his work was largely recognized for it's elaborate construction and luxurious materials.

Puppies have to be fly too!

London based designer John Cavanagh is the master behind these three items made in the 1960's. He had a very successful run as a couturier for 10 years with his eponymous house 'John Cavanagh'.

Red bottoms on shoulder of the jumpsuit remind me of Christian Louboutins!

This exhibit is a must see, so run to the Brooklyn Museum before August first. If you love vintage you'll enjoy.
For more information on the exhibit click here.

Fanny mission complete!

xoxo Ferocious Fanny

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