The Golden Age of Couture at The Frist



Carla and I finally made it to The Golden Age of Couture exhibit at the Frist last week on the very last day it was open.  To be fair, Carla had already seen it, and after spending a good three hours perusing the garments she was happy to enjoy it a second time.  
That's how good it was. 

Our favorite piece was this Balmain Dress from the early 1950's.  In fact, we were impressed with all the Balmain dresses.  They were so edgy for their time and we felt they were still quite current, aside from one canary yellow gown with a large stiff bow perversely placed right in front of, well.. the area you would not want a bow unless you were Dita Von Teese maybe. 


We also loved seeing this iconic image of the elegant model Dovima with Elephants.  I recently watched Rankin recreate this image with Erin O'Conner in his Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion program.  Stunning! 


What an honor for The Frist to be the only museum in the U.S. to host this phenomenal collection of Couture.
We know so many of you enjoyed this exhibit as much as we did.  
What were some of your favorite pieces?