Monday, November 15, 2010
Mr. Blackwell Exhibit part 2
Because I love beading I took several detail shots of the white dress dated 1969, second from the left.
When viewing the exhibit, everything is behind glass, but you can get really close to the garments. There is so much hand work. Being a quilter, I think too many of us speed up the process by taking shortcuts on the machine. What a treat to see this show.
The turquoise brocade dress to the right of the beaded day dress is described in the show brochure as: "a two piece evening ensemble, long-sleeved dress with matching full-length, sleeveless coat of brocaded fabric in turquoise, white, and gold paisley motifs. Sleeveless coat is additionally embellished with gold and clear sequins and gold dangles."
Never in my life have I worn a sleeveless coat, I'd prefer to think of it as a long vest.