Last weekend I had be pleasure of attending the costume exhibition, High Style at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. If you’re reading this blog, then I think it’s safe to assume you’re a fan of fashion and would therefore find this exhibit worth attending! The assortment of garments and accessories on display come from The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection and elegantly depict the evolution of ladies fashion from 1910-1980.
Showcasing over 60 brilliant creations of both American and French designers, experience life in the 20th century through the era’s ready-to-wear and haute couture styles. The work of preeminent couturiers displayed in High Style include that of: Chanel, Givenchy, Lanvin and Schiaparelli. Distinguished American designers featured include: Charles James, Elizabeth Hawes, Sally Victor, and Gilbert Adrian.
While admiring the works of art from way back when, I could not help but wonder why certain features and silhouettes “made it” into 21st century fashions and some did not. I guess it can be attributed to the notion that fashion is cyclical, but it really is fascinating to analyze pieces hanging in your closet today, and relate them back to the ones on display at the Legion of Honor. Seriously wishing I could own at least half of the ensembles in the exhibit, if you’re wondering where I’m getting my outfit inspiration from lately, i’ll give you a hint: High Style!
Purchase tickets to High Style here.