Here are some of my pictures from this luscious exhibit.
|Halston American Beauty Rose gown|
|YSL Safari look|
Of course I have to get close to look at those tiny baby hems on that gorgeous silk fabric....and I swear I owned a knock off of that flowered print on that other mannequin.
The cut and drape on these garments are simply timeless.
I giggled when I saw the YSL garments that inspired the Gunne Sax trend that I loved in the early 70s.
I loved the Grecian draping on dresses from the era...some you might recall the Quiana fabric craze...and sewed a dress that I remember wearing to my friend's wedding in maybe 1976 with this design line. Not the best look for my rectangular body but I so loved the flow of fabric.
Seeing this exhibit was a trip down sewing memory lane for me and also made me appreciate the freedom we have today to define fashion for ourselves. The 70s were the start of that exuberance and it was enjoyable to revisit that time. Of course, as I get older I again have to redefine what works for me, my activities, my interests, my body. But here's a bit of that boho look which is now so back in style. It just so happened that this Chicos top perfectly matched the Dale Chihuly installation at the museum and a kind patron snapped this shot .
Here's hoping that you have something inspirational and fun to keep in mind while you pursue your latest sewing project.