Thursday, 30 June 2016

Our Day at the Met Part 1

When I was in High School I painted my bathroom to look like an Egyptian tomb. My mom had a book that I used to pour through and I stole all kinds of images from this little book and painted them on the walls of the bathroom. It turns out that  it was a book on the Egyptian collection in the Met. So here is one of the images that ended up on those walls:

I like this cat cutting off the head of a serpent.

And this Egyptian crocodile figure outside the temple is absolutely beautiful.

 I love the period rooms, because I feel like I have stepped into another world at another time.

The Met is particularly spacious and I love some of the expansive areas.

There were some very interesting special exhibits, including one on clothing in the age of technology.


The first part of the exhibit I went to was a section in which they imitated flowers with man-made materials.

This one was made out of plastic and it opened with a hinge and then closed over the body of the model. Seems like it owuld be mega-uncomfortable.

There was a video showing the process.

This one must have been an incredible amount of work to make.


Here is a close up of the flowers in the gown above.

The next section imitated feathers. The one below was shown in a black and in a white model.

What follows are others in the feather section.

 Obviously these re best enjoyed in person if you can get to the exhibition. Still, maybe you can get an idea of some of the designs from these images.

I wish I had noted the designers for these, but I had limited disk space.

I think these were some of my favorite dresses, but I can't really see me wearing any of them...


 I might wear the one on the left above, but with some kind of furry stole.

The ones above and below look very Weimar Republic to me.

The lace here was made of cut leather.


You can't tell, but that train is really, really long.
I'll break this here (Mpre dresses to come and some actual art too!

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