In Pursuit of Fashion…

Yesterday, I went In Pursuit of Fashion.

I happily found it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Costume Institute’s fall 2019 exhibition, which opened on November 27th and ends on May 17th, 2020 features gifts from Sandy Schreier, a pioneering collector.

Over the course of more than half a century, Sandy Scheier assembled one of the finest private fashion collections in the United States.

Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, at a time when few individuals or museums considered modern fashion an art form, Scheier dug in.

The show explores how Schreier amassed a trove of twentieth-century French and American couture and ready-to-wear, lovingly accumulated in appreciation of this form of creative expression.

I really enjoyed the Fashion That Speaks section…take the tour…

Philip Treacy Haute Couture Hat, 2003
Karl Lagerfeld Hat 1985
Christian Francis Roth Breakfast Suit 1990, Moschino Art Is Love Dress1993
Zandra Rhodes Dress 1972

The next room encompassed French evening wear from the 1920’s…

House of Lanvin Hat

Post War Haute Couture…

Charles James Black Evening Dress 1952

House of Dior

I then headed to the main floor to admire the MET Christmas Tree…

Next stop was the ongoing Dutch Masterpieces Exhibit in my favorite corner of the MET…

Rembrandt Selfie
Johannes Vermeer

My final stop was The Last Knight:The Art, Armor and Ambition of Maximilian I which examines the profound significance of European armor at the dawn of the Renaissance, through the lens of Emperor Maximilian I’s (1459–1519) remarkable life.

On view only at The Met it is the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades. The exhibit ends January 5th, 2020.

The MET is the gift that keeps on giving…put it on your Holiday wish list.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street NYC. Open Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-5:30pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am-9:00pm.

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