Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dress Code at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

A place to reflect on one's own life in clothing?



Dress Code is a small but thoughtfully curated and visually beautiful display of over 200 years of women's clothing, and the relationship of that clothing to changing women's roles, on display through April 30, 2011 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (the MAC) in Spokane. Issues of female beauty, personal identity, political power, and societal shifts are illustrated by clothing from the MAC's permanent collection.

Although the clothing itself is just the medium of the message, there are some splendid items on display, including an Empire-style dress worn to George Washington's inaugural celebration.

French silk brocade dress, remade in 1789 from a 1730 wedding dress imported from Paris



Please visit my blog for more information and photos from the exhibit.

1 comment:

Blondie said...

Great post...love the fashion photos!!!! Kori xoxo

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