It was free day at the museums today, so I grabbed my camera and a few friends, heading for the museum. Click on the video above to take a virtual tour of free day at the Legion of Honor (plus a nominal $11 fee for High Style Exhibit), complete with a stop for coffee at an adorable coffee shop on the way. See some of the views from the museum and the main attraction (for me), the High Style exhibit.
The exhibit, High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, is on loan at the Legion of Honor and will be there until July 19, 2015. Here is the description of the exhibit taken from the Legion of Honor web site:
“Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation from the Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.
These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations during the decades between 1910 and 1980. Significant looks from French couture houses include designs by Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, and the iconoclastic surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Additional attention is given to the pioneering generation of American women designers working in the 1930s through the 1950s, such as Bonnie Cashin, Elizabeth Hawes, and Claire McCardell, and their male counterparts, including Norman Norell, Mainbocher, and Gilbert Adrian.”
The dresses and the fashion were absolutely amazing. While I couldn’t get pictures of everything, and I missed the shoes entirely (!), here is what I did get for your viewing pleasure. Click on the images to see them larger. Enjoy, like, comment, and share. Thank you! =)