by Paola Di Trocchio
A real highlight of Fashioning fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 – 1915 is the introductory timeline. A series of female garments in white are presented opposite colorful male garments in order to represent the changing silhouettes of fashion. Each ensemble in the lineup represents the dominant silhouette with the year indicated boldly in the background. The exhibition closed at the German Historical Museum in Berlin on 29 July, but rumor has it that it will be traveling to Paris later in the year. So if you didn’t see the exhibition in LA and you didn’t get to Berlin, look out for it in Paris. It features LACMA’s astounding recently purchased costume collection from Wolfgang Ruf and Martin Kamer.
Photos above by Di Trocchio