Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bergdorf Goodman's Salute to American Woman Exhibit May 2010

Bergdorf Goodman always has some of the best window displays. When I was in the city in May of this year they had a exhibit celebrating the show at the Met American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. From the Met's website, here is the low-down of the exhibit:

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. "Gibson Girls," "Bohemians," and "Screen Sirens," among others, helped lay the foundation for today's American woman.

the dresses were amazing

to celebrate women from the early days

to a little more modern era

voting for women was a really big deal in the USA

I see a tennis racket?? yeah!!

gorgeous modern day dress

thank you bergdorf for another great display of windows!! 

Today's Words of Wisdom: Beauty is Universal 

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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New YorkNY 10028
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Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 


Paris Pastry said...

Wow! Bergdorf Goodman really does it big! - every single time. I'm starting to realise that window displays are kind of a big deal in NYC. So much work and thought went into those displays!

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

For sure, these people are artists and NYC windows isn't just at Christmas time...it's 12 months a year.

Merisi said...

Stunning displays,
like a visit to a museum,
to a great show!

erika sorocco said...

Oh, I so wish I could attend this event. I adore the premise behind it! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a beautiful display and a wonderful fashions in every window!

walther said...

Wonderful and warm images! I was honoured that you tagged a few recent Vienna images of mine in your favourites. Lived in NYC in the 70s, met my wife there, now my daughter Hannah is there doing an internship with the Human Rights Watch. If you ever head close to Vienna we can show you great chocolates, more prevalent than great tennis players. All the best, Walther

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