Idiosyncratic Fashionistas – 2016

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Idiosyncratic Fashionistas - 2016

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, Style Bloggers of a Certain Age, Valerie and Jean photographed at the Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology Press Event at the  Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Valerie left: Hat by Danielle Meucci, Paris.  Necklace is a Christmas ornament from the Philadelphia Museum.   Jean right: Fab round glasses from Fabulous Fanny, hat by Ignacius and check the bottom of the shoes from I know not where ! For more on the Exhibition, read and see the album HERE

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China. Dragon. Evening Dress. Met Museum – 2015

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

China. Dragon. 1934 Evening Dress. Met Museum – 2015

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

This sensational evening dress with a dragon running from top to bottom, and around, was designed by Travis Banton, in 1934. It is exactly the inspiration one needs today to go looking for everything Chinese in the fashion world, old and new. Gifted by Anna May Wong in1956, it is part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and can be drooled over at the Met Museum’s Costume Institute’s China Through The Looking Glass must-see exhibition along with more Chinese imagery in Art, Film and Fashion, from May 7th to August 16th, 2015.  For more East Meets West wonders, check this album just up on my website, click HERE

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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