Fashion With Passion @ Met Museum – 2019

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fashion With Passion @ Met Museum - 2019

Photos Helen Oppenheim. Collages

Inspiration from the Sandy Schreier In “Pursuit Of Fashion Collection” currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Anna Wintour Costume Institute – to May 17, 2020.   See half a century of American and French Couture fashions, a gift from a private collector with a passion for fashion. Included,  Adrian 40s dresses, the armchair and rope hats, and many treasures by unknown designers.  The extraordinary fashions include designs by Fortuny, Vionett, Schiarparalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Philip Treacy and was started when Sandy Schrier was three years old.  Schreier once modeled for Vidal Sassoon but there is no hair – replaced by whimsical Stephen Jones head treatments.


Chinese Fashion Alert – 2015

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Chinese Fashion Alert – 2015

Photos: Top/Bottom Left: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography: © Platon. Right: © Helen Oppenheim

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China Through The Looking Glass” exhibition now at their Costume Institute and the Anna Wintour Costume Center is so gorgeous, in every way, from fashions to the Stephen Jones head treatments to the presentation by the curator, Andrew Bolton, that Chinese fashions will soon be the rage. The must-see exhibition, worth a trip to New York City all by itself, is on until August 16, 2015.

Shown here, Top Left, evening dress by Valentino SpA, from the 2013 “Shanghai” collection.  Bottom Left, John Galliano’s couture dress for the House of Dior, Autumn/Winter 1997/98.  Right: Ralph Lauren’s jacket of red silk shantung and black silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk and gold metallic thread, Autumn/Winter 2011/12. Head treatment by Stephen Jones. For more Chinese inspiration from the very beginning of the exhibition, click HERE

Photos: Top and Bottom Left: © Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography: © Platon.   Right: © Helen Oppenheim


Spectacular Chinese Imagery at the Met – 2015

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Spectacular Chinese Imagery at the Met - 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery 213 at the superb China Through the Looking Glass exhibition has a spectacular display of fashions and unbelievably imaginative head treatments by Stephen Jones, inspired by blue and white porcelain. Yes, those are plates on the head, and other pieces of china, both in one piece and broken up.  The absolutely must-see exhibition showcasing Chinese imagery of fashion, film and art opens May 7th and runs to August 16, 2015.  For more, click HERE

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim


Chinese Art Film Fashion @ Met Museum – 2015

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

 Chinese Art, Film, Fashion at the Met Museum – 2015

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Coming soon. China: Through The Looking Glass.  Thirty-Seven photos including spectacular Stephen Jones headpieces like this, along with fab fashions from the Costume Institute’s Spring 2015 Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum which features Chinese Imagery in Art, Film and Fashion. From May 7th to August 16, 2015.  The headpieces, over 120 of them, the fashions, the gorgeous exhibition by my favorite curator, Andrew Bolton, with Anna Wintour and the best of the best is a must-see.  Stay tuned for more …
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim