If you’re in New York before the middle of August, you absolutely MUST go see the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” at the Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan. Here is a preview of the exhibit that focuses on archetypes of American fashion, including “Gibson Girls” and “Screen Sirens”.
Jesse Franklin Turner gold lamé dress, 1933
Etta Hentz Grecian style evening gown, 1944
Charles James silk and metallic gown, 1936
Nellie Harrington sweater and pleated skirt, 1928
Silk and rhinestone evening gown, c. 1909-11
“American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2010 – August 15, 2010.
All images courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Collection.
Doesn’t Iman look stunning?
NEW YORK – MAY 03: Iman attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Here is a close up of her fabulous finger waves!
I’ll admit it. I love Tina Fey! She’s adorable. Just look at her in these cute little tap shorts and long gloves!!
View From the Top
The actress, who stars in next month’s Date Night, photographed in homage to Helmut Newton’s 1975 portrait of Elsa Peretti. Dolce & Gabbana black silk-jacquard bodysuit and black lace bloomers. LaCrasia gloves. Bulgari diamond necklace and bracelets. Ellen Christine Couture Millinery mouse-ears cocktail cap. Wolford tights. Shot on location at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
Read about her here in the March Edition of Vogue.
New York circa 1904. “City Hall subway station.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
Absolutely wonderful editorial in the September US Harper’s Bazaar, shot by Peter Lindbergh in Harlem, New York. The models are Chanel Iman and Arlenis Sosa, and you can see them in front of Harlem landmarks like the new Cotton Club, Sylvia’s Soul Food Diner and the Lenox Lounge. Bi-line reads “The fabulous 40s live on in gorgeous details, wonderful prints and all out glamour.” Need we say more?