Member since 8/4/06
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Date: 7/28/12 8:37 PM
MCNY Collections Exhibit
Worth/Mainbocher: Demystifying the Haute Couture
he Museum of the City of New York presents this FABULOUS online exhibit of 100 years of beautiful dresses. Warning: prepare to spend some time looking at each garment and learning about it's history, fabrics and construction. Be sure to click on the little magnifying glass icons to see close-ups of the details. Fascinating!
Member since 11/21/09
Date: 7/28/12 9:17 PM
What a wonderful exhibit. I love the way you can zoom in and look at the details.
I wonder how much some of the Worth gowns cost?
Member since 5/31/09
Date: 7/29/12 2:30 PM
I thought the notes on the Mainbochers not being lined was very interesting: The absence of a lining is typical in couture dressmaking, as the lining might cause an unwanted pull or wrinkle on the dress. Instead, the raw edges of the seams and hems are hand-overcast to prevent raveling.
Member since 12/24/07
Date: 7/29/12 2:41 PM
Thanks so much for the link! That's outstandingly wonderful eye-candy ...