Unless it involves a sunrise swim in the Bahamas, yours truly never gets up that early. However when the Metropolitan Museum invited editors to their Costume Institute press presentation to hear about the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit I couldn’t pass up the opportunity even though it meant getting up at the crack of seven o’clock.
After opening remarks by curator Harold Koda and other bigwigs we got a first hand glimpse at a few of the actual ball gowns that will be part of the exhibit which will open to the public on May 8 through August 10. Whether or not you’re a fan of James’ oeuvre this is an exhibit not to be missed for any lover of fashion.
The Early Fashionista Gets the Gown!
While we’re on the subject of “culture” be sure to check-out the lecture at the 92nd street Y on Tuesday March 25th at 12pm. Titled Shoes: A Walk Through the History of Women’s Footwear. Linda O’Keeffe, (journalist/stylist) will discuss the psychology behind wearing heels, plus take us for a look back at shoe fashions through the ages. For those of us who LOVE shoes, this $21 a ticket is money well spent!