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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Dressmaker's Art - Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT

In a world of fast fashion and mass market distribution, where is the craft of dressmaking?

The current exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Connecticut showcases an edited collection from 1820 to the ‘modern’ 1920’s. Meticulous garments show the progression of technology and trends during this period, and how it influenced the speed of fashion trends. In addition to the show, there is an information lecture series, ranging from the Science of Dressmaking to Re-inventing Glamour.

Elaborate underpinnings, embellishments and accessories are also on display. An example would be the Brussels lace wedding veil once worn in 1903. Charles Worth, one of the first 'famous' fashion designers has a gown in the exhibit from the 1890's.

The exhibit runs until September 15th, 2010.

Photos courtesy of the Bruce Museum

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