Thursday, April 2, 2009

Muriel King, Dumbarton House, and Marjorie Merriweather Post

Today's your last day to go see the Muriel King exhibit in NYC! If you can't make it (like me, unfortunately), explore the online exhibit.

Also, there are some great exhibits going on in the DC area that I will be trying to get to soon and blog about! The first is at Dumbarton House in Georgetown and it is called "Preparing for the Ball: Costume of the Early Nation." The exhibition features the collection of Mary Doering and is co-curated by Doering and Scott Scholtz. It runs until July 4, and there are two exciting special events that accompany it: First, curator's tours at 6 and 7 on April 28th ($5 or free for students with IDs- kudos to them for offering a student discount!). Second, there is a Curator's Choice Evening Lecture on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 for $10 ($5 for students with ID) featuring Linda Eaton, Curator of Textiles for Winterthur Museum and Gardens. I plan on attending both, so if you're going, send me a comment and we can say hi!

The second exhibit is at Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens (tagline: Where Fabulous Lives- I love it!) in NW Washington. It is called "An Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Post's Fancy Dress Costumes of the 1920s" and will be up until July 12 (suggested donation $12, full-time college students $7). There is also a lecture by Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion, on "the social aspects of costuming, especially those employed by Mrs. Post. Ms. Weber will speak about the social history of 1920s costumes and the ways that fashion has been used as a tool to assert legitimacy and power over time." The lecture is $15 for the public and $7 for students. Sounds great! Again, I plan on attending.
Finally, keep your eyes open for what Michelle Obama is wearing in Britain. I wasn't nuts about her Isabel Toledo outfit worn to see the queen- a little boring- but I loved her chartreuse Jason Wu coat and her J.Crew outfit with the celery-green skirt. I think celery is going to be a big color this summer.

Image of dancing dress, Europe, 1909, from Wikimedia Commons.

1 comment:

  1. I like that exhibit it deserve for world exhibit.

    Laby[brown suits]


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