Haute Historian. A Musing Fashion History

May 12, 2009 • Fashion


Bonnie J Brown for Second City Style Magazine

If you've got a passion for fashion like I do, you've probably already poured over the pics from last week's Gala Benefit for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute. You‚ have more than likely oohed, aahed and possibly even cringed (see the Chanel Haute Couture
number) at what the celebrities wore. And if you're anything like me,
you've already dreamt up an elaborate design that you would have worn
if you were lucky enough to attend. But let's face it, if you or I
would have attended, we wouldn't have designed a dress for
ourselves but a well-know and fabulous designer (preferably Alexander
McQueen for me) would have.
And maybe he would have even designed a dress especially for me, since the spring 2009 Costume Institute's exhibition is entitled: The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion.
The Met's Web site describes it as exploring "the reciprocal
relationship between high fashion and the evolving ideals of beauty,
focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th
century." A model I am not, however there is a possibility (albeit
slim) that I could be a designer's muse (a girl can dream, can't she?).
For almost every designer needs a point of inspiration for their
creation and probably has an individual in mind when coming up with
their latest collection.
Even the first known fashion designer, Charles Frederick Worth had his muse, and wouldn't you know it, he married her.

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