|One of my favorite dresses, and a good
sense of how the exhibit was arranged.
One of the things that really got me, made me stare and lean in, was the beading on some of the dresses. If Winterthur had the usual museum sensors, I would have had them howling for sure. Years ago, Mario and I went to the Paul Poiret exhibit at the Met, and after I set the alarms off for the third time, one of the guards told me that it was my last chance -- once more, and I was out.
I liked Winterthur; they knew we were there to get up close, but they also trusted us to be respectful enough not to drool on the dresses.
Nothing else to say here -- just enjoy the gorgeousness. Turns out I do have a few more bits left after this -- a Dowager Countess and some lovely velvets.
|Amazing - the weight of the beads as opposed
to the lightness of the dress fabrics.
|Confession: I nearly drooled on this one.
|I don't even remember this dress, but
I wish I did.