Ancient Egypt @ The Met Museum – 2015/2016

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

Ancient Egypt @ The Met Museum - 2015/2016

Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of Masterworks from Ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030-1650 B.C.)  is a little known period of Egyptian history.  The fascinating exhibition #MiddleKingdomEgypt from October 12, 2015 to January 24, 2016,  includes some monumental stone sculptures and some delicate ancient Egyptian Jewelry. Here is the Coffin of Nakhtkhnum (Detail). Late Twelfth to mid-Thirteenth Dynasty,ca (1850-1750 B.C.)  For more on this  exhibition and the new album just up, click HERE

Image: © Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 

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Chic Punk – 1977

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Punk

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition due May 9  to August 14, 2013 is going to make punk hot again.  Not that it ever really went away.   I dread to think how some punk hair cuts will ruin many a lovely face!    Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) will be one of the co-chairs. Wonder if she will cut her now long hair to a punk style again?

Fashion is another story.  Punk. Chaos to Couture will examine punk’s impact from its birth In the 1970s through its continuing influence on high fashion today.

There will be approximately 100 designs for men and women, by all the usual suspects.  Original punk garments from the mid-1970s will be juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion showing how pailettes were replaced by safety pins, feathers by razor blades, bugle beads by studs.  Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.

Organized thematically, gallery sections will include Rebel Heroes, Pavillions of Anarchy and Elegance, Punk Couture, D.I.Y.  Style, La Mode Destroy, all organized by my favorite Curator, Andrew Bolton. Guido Palau will design all mannequin head treatments and masks.

Hair here by Elmer Olsen, La Coupe 1977
Models: Sherry Diekrager and Elmer Olsen
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

For more on this chic punk-influenced hairstyle, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s Hair, Toronto Collection, Photo 10, on helenoppenheim.com – and watch out punk influences everywhere…

 

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