Friday, July 24, 2009


I finally went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to look at the "Model as Muse" exhibit. The exhibit was organized chronologically to showcase the fashion and the models that represented the different eras. Muse is defined as "a source of inspiration" and true to their forms, the models featured, embodied the style and culture of their time. It was also a treat to see some of the past signature designer pieces. I was not entirely successful at documenting the exhibition, but managed to sneak in a few shots even though taking photos was verboten. I seriously thought the burly guard was going to kick me out! Alas...enjoy the forbidden fruit, sit back and relax since I did the work so you wont' have to.

Also inspired by this exhibition, I will attempt to gather pieces from my wardrobe that resemble those shown at the exhibition.

Not part of the "Model as Muse" exhibit, but I love the draping, which inspired the look below.

Necklace - Urban Outfitters
White dolman sleeve shirt - American Apparel
Black drapey skirt - Elizabeth and James
Black lace up boots - Bronze

Jean Shrimpton circa 1960s.

A modern take on the hippie look in the 60s.

Black dress with lace sleeves - Jill Stuart
Necklaces - Vintage, Urban Outfitters
Black strappy wedges - Christian Louboutin

Billowy silhouettes and glittery headgear reminiscent of the disco era.

Black silk jumpsuit - Mara Hoffman
Pyramid bangles - Kenneth Jay Lane
Black suede and patent cut-out shoes - Brian Atwood


Glittery flapper dress - Foley
Gold strappy heels - Delman
Gold pyramid ring - Kenneth Jay Lane
Gold snake bangle - Metropolitan Museum of Art


Gold crochet dress - Diane von Furstenburg
Woven bracelets - somewhere in Cambodia


White tank - Anthropologie
Pink skirt - Purdy Girl
Metallic floral bib necklace - Urban Outfitters
Crochet necklace - Day Dream Nation
Studded satin necklace - Super Candy By Candace Ang
Gold multi-layer necklace - BCBG
Black pyramid bangles - Kenneth Jay Lane
Black cuff with gold insignia - can't remember...

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