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Expo Reviews > Paris Runway Collection Exhibition

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Posted on: 2/26/07 8:30 AM
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Not an expo, but thought everyone would enjoy knowing about the Paris Runway Collection Exhibition. I'm not sure if this is a tour that will be going other places, but it is currently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston until March 18th. It is well worth the trip.

This is sure to get your imaginations flowing and the creative designer in you itching to get back to try something new. About six selected fashions of each of ten haute couture designers are represented. Beautiful fashions by Valentino, Gallian for Christian Dior, Largerfeld for Chanel, etc. are all displayed on mannequins with their various expressive differences. There are also labels at each mannequin explaining fabric fiber content. Some also tell of the number of hours that went into beading and/or embroidery handwork.

Pros: You can get up close enough to really see the details. Video of collections are also projected on the wall throughout the exhibit. There is also another special exhibit at the museum for Fashion Photography on the first floor.

Cons: The price may keep some away especially with order fees - $23 for adult, $21 for senior and student, $7.50 for 7-17 year olds - plus fees if ordering by phone or online - tickets could also be purchased at the museum but no guarentees you would get in (it was really busy the day we went). The good thing is that is also allows you into the museum as a whole also; The store did not carry any postcards or DVD of the exhibit fashions and of course cameras were not allowed - although we did see a few phone photos being taken.; If you stay for lunch be prepared for the extra pricy expense.

You can purchase tickets by going to www.mfa.org and click on exhibitions for more inforation. Or click on tickets to choose a date and choice of exhibit entrance times.

The Museum of Fine Arts is located on Huntington St in Boston and right across the street from the Green Line (Museum stop).

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Nurse Jane said... (2/26/08 6:25 PM) Reply
A tip when going to the MFA- Many suburban libraries have passes to the museum which you can use. There may be a small price involved. Right now they have a very interesting shoe exhibit.
AnneM said... (4/2/07 7:31 PM) Reply
A little late now, but the cafeteria downstairs is actually pretty reasonably priced for food.
 
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