notches, fashion-related exhibition edition

Here are some fashion-related exhibits to keep us busy during the summer months:

Diane Savona’s Closet Archaeology exhibit: via the Textile Blog

American Woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

And its sister exhibition, American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

You might also be interested in viewing this hour-long talk, Revealing Garments: A Brief History of Women’s Underwear: Art Babble

If you’re in Nashville this summer, check out the Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957: The Frist

Eco Chic: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion: Scandinavia House

Where I’d like to go this summer: Balenciaga: Designing the Limits: Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

We’re also looking forward to fall and the upcoming Japan Fashion Now exhibit at the Museum at FIT

Coming to London this fall: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909 – 1929: Victoria and Albert




  1. … what a fabulous roundup liesl … thanks so much for the inspiration … happy summer days … how’s the knitting gig going for tsia … kindest regards …

  2. I am seriously looking up flights to Nashville right now. Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. Those are really beautiful. BTW, I love your patterns… I wish my kids would stay small so I could keep making them forever!

  4. kestin jeffus

    I have been to the French & British Couture (1947-1957 post-war) exhibit at the Frist Museum in Nashville – It is absolutely amazing. The clothing was beautiful and offered much inspiration in my own sewing creations. It’s also great the take someone with you (a parent or grandparent) who lived during the post-war era. They can really offer a lot of insight. Truly interesting and definitely worth seeing!

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