Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Museum of the City of New York "Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style"

This museum on the upper east side...all the way up to 103rd Street (easy access with the subway) has a wonderful exhibit which started September 14th and runs to January 3, 2011. 

from their website:

Co-presented with the National Jewelry Institute, Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style, talent, or wealth to capture the attention of society and the media. The exhibition features a runway of original attire—much of it created by the most important designers of their times—and an impressive selection of jewelry crafted from the dawn of the 20th century to its close.

The exhibition features such celebrated New York women as Mrs. Cornelius Whitney Vanderbilt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Babe Paley, and Barbara Walters, as well as women from the arts world, including Isadora Duncan, Marian Anderson, Lena Horne, and Lauren Bacall. The exhibition offers an opportunity to encounter many of New York’s leading ladies past and present through their fashion and jewelry.

photo taken from their website 
"Tissue of Diamonds Dress" made for Lauren Bacall 1963
Black silk net studded with crystal brilliants, over peach silk charmeuse
Gift of Lauren Bacall

another gorgeous photo from their website of a 
Pendant worn by Edith Bouvier Beale
Maker unknown, 1910s
Platinum, diamonds, natural pearl
Courtesy of Vartanian & Sons, Inc.

This looks like a must-see exhibit if you are in the city during this time - please make a note of it !! 

Today's Words of Wisdom: Everyday is the best day regardless - It is all about attitude and desire 

Museum of the City of New York 

1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

New York, NY 10029

212.534.1672 Phone
212.423.0758 Fax
Museum of the City of New York

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Closed Mondays (except holiday Mondays and May Mondays)

The Museum is open on the following holidays: 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Monday, January 18, 2010
Presidents’ Day | Monday, February 15, 2010
Public School Break | Monday, April 5, 2010
Memorial Day | Monday, May 31, 2010
Independence Day | Sunday, July 4, 2010
Labor Day | Monday, September 6, 2010
Columbus Day | Monday, October 11, 2010
Veteran's Day | Thursday, November 11, 2010
Christmas Eve | Friday, December 24, 2010
Public School Break | Monday, December 27, 2010 
New Year's Eve | Friday, December 31, 2010 

The Museum will be closed on the following holidays: 

Thanksgiving | Thursday, November 25, 2010 
Christmas Day | Saturday, December 25, 2010
New Year's Day | Saturday, January 1, 2011

Suggested Admission (as of April 15, 2009)

Adults: $10
Seniors, students: $6
Families: $20 (max. 2 adults)
Children 12 and under: free
Members: free


Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 


Paris Pastry said...

Sounds amazing! Wish I could go!

Unknown said...

That first dress is pure glamour! If I were in town I would definitely have to stop by this exhibit.

xx Cristina

k said...

Oh wow, this would be such a great museum to visit!! and thanks for your lovely comment on my photos!

erika sorocco said...

Ooh, what a fabulous event! I so adore that dress - the shimmer is stunning!! :)

Historically Vintage said...

Looks as though this would be a super exhibit to attend. I just love the Edith Bouvier Beale necklace. I could see me wearing that! .... to the market!
Thanks for passing this along.

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