Sunday, November 9, 2008

Costume Institute 2009 - The Model As Muse

This coming year's theme for the Gala of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Model as Muse.
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As Harold Koda, curator of the Costume Institute, explained: "We look at the power of clothing, fashion
photography and the model to project the look of an era. With a mere gesture, or
the line of her body, a truly stellar model can sum up the attitude of her time,
creating an alluring synergy between herself and the clothing to communicate a
designer’s message to the wider world."
Marion Morehouse aka Mrs e.e.Cummings - The First Super Model
Lisa Fonssagrives

Suzy Parker

Jean Shrimpton

Today's Ultimate Super Model -Giselle Bundchen

I just don't know what it is...the clothes, the photographers or the new crop of super models, Giselle Bundchen, Amber Valleta, Kate Moss and Nadja photography just doesn't seem to have the same impact as it did a half a century ago.

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Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Great pics! This exhibit sounds like it'll be worth a trip to New York to see. I haven't been since the Poiret exhibit in 2007. For some reason, I couldn't get excited about Super Hero fashion.

Belle de Ville said...

Yeah, they were really stretching it with that Super Hero thing.
Lucky you to have seen the Poiret, it must have been wonderful.

WendyB said...

I don't think Giselle counts as a super, though I guess she's the most recent thing that's close to it. What can I say, I'm still biased towards the Trinity of Linda, Christy and pre-totally-insane Naomi.

Belle de Ville said...

Ah..the Trinity, pretty calm Christy, Linda "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000" and notorious Naomi who always seems to be off her meds.
I thought that Claudia Schiffer was amazing and I'm glad to see that she is still out there.
The new girls no matter how lovely just seem to be a little yawn to me.

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