Tuesday, April 03, 2007

vivienne westwood at the de young museum

today i decided to go to the deyoung museum to see the vivienne westwood exhibit. she's a very influential british fashion designer, plus this is the exhibit's only US stop.

it was amazing to look at her collections, and there was so much to see. the exhibit was organized chronologically and it was great to see how her clothes change in design from punk to mini crini to tailored. it was like stepping into someone's really amazing wardrobe.

the exhibit showed lots of runway clips of models twirling and dancing and just looking like they were having fun. at the end of the exhibit, there were three amazingly beautiful ball gowns that remind me of a time long ago of extravagance, where people actually got dressed up in their very ornate best:

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