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
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post