Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LA Fashion Two-fer

I've meant to write about this since last October, but I didn't get a chance to go visit the Petersen Automotive Museum until last weekend. If you love cars and/or fashions from the first half of the twentieth century, stop by and see Automotivated: Streamlined Fashions and Automobiles by January 23, 2011. The show was a delight.

They paired automobiles with outfits that might have been worn with them. Check out the pinstripes on this roadster--a perfect match for the outfit, non?

This was a masterfully-cut bias dress.

Check out the flawless seam pocket detail.
An open roadster such as this requires a linen duster and goggles.

I lost count of how many bound buttonholes there were in this coat.

Even if you get a chance to visit the Petersen, you can still listen to the show podcasts.

If you have the time, walk down the street one block to LACMA and see Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915. That's incredible, too.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful show - I hope it comes to Washington

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  2. What a nice concept.

    I don't know if it's me or the lighting, but the manikins look a bit disturbing.

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  3. I think it was the lighting. It was set up to flatter the cars more than the clothes--as befits an automotive museum.

    You do have company. Iris found the dummies disturbing, too. She fled to the third floor, home of the exhibits targeted towards children.

    Have you seen the display that explains how an internal combustion engine works? So many great museums... I could spend a week on "Museum Row" and never get bored.

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