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If you live any where near NYC, you have to check out the American Woman exhibit.

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. “Gibson Girls,” “Bohemians,” and “Screen Sirens,” among others, helped lay the foundation for today’s American woman.

I am not a museum studies expert by any stretch of the imagination, but after attending the Betsey Bloomingdale exhibit at FIDM last year, I grew a tremendous appreciation for the art of textile and costume display. The “wigs” of this exhibit are stunning!

If anyone has attended the exhibit or plans to attend, and you are interested in writing a review for it here, I’d love to hear about it! Email me!

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1 Patti { 05.27.10 at 10:38 am }

OH- SO COOL! WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT.

2 Dara { 05.29.10 at 6:02 am }

I went to go see this wonderful exhibit at the Met on opening weekend. It was FABULOUS!
The clothing was incredible and they formatted everything beautifully. My favorite was definitely the room with all of the flapper dresses. There is also a wonderful gift shop as you exit the exhibit where I got a book on the history of fashion.
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3 Kelsi { 06.07.10 at 10:58 pm }

I went when I was New York – I’ll be writing about it this week! Unfortunately you weren’t allowed to take photos – but it was fabulous – I bought the book though, you’ll have to pop over and drool over it with me!
Kelsi x

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