Yesterday I was up and out the door early to catch the last day of the “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” exhibit at The Met. I’ll be writing more about this exhibit and its impact on me in detail soon. It was phenomenal! I’m glad I arrived early, as the crowds began to thicken quickly. I was able to get up close and capture some of the details on the incredible haute couture pieces on display. I never purchase exhibit catalogs, but forked over the $50 for this one as I really want learn more about these pieces and processes in depth.
Above, Dior’s “Bar Dress” that launched the New Look.
Below: Fortuny pleated gowns, and a detail.
After finishing with this exhibit, I spent a couple of hours wandering the European painting section of the museum, which included some iconic Goya, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Fragonard, Breughels, and Turner pieces, to name just a few. I find myself most drawn to portraits these days, and love examining not only what is conveyed with the subject’s pose and expression, but also the details of costume and surroundings. If I had a few more days here, I’d definitely spend at least one of them exploring more of this amazing museum.
In the afternoon, I met up with another icon, Lyn of Accidental Icon! We’ve exchanged emails a few times over the last year, and I’ve been so inspired by her style and approach to fashion. We met for coffee here in Bryant Park, and sat and talked for over two hours. She’s just as delightful, intelligent, stylish and thoughtful as you’d imagine from her blog. I wish we’d had more time!
And on a wardrobe note, I’ve been wearing my stretch crepe slim ankle pants almost non-stop. The weather has been all over the place temperature-wise (mostly warmer) and they’ve been comfortable and feel polished enough even for meeting friends for cocktails and dinner.
I have a couple of days in town still, and lots more adventures planned. What’s your favorite New York spot?