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Planes, Trains and Automobiles:  Travel and Fashion

FIDM Museum and Galleries, Los Angeles

20 June – 19 July 2013

A porter and conductor assisting passengers at La Grande Station on the Santa Fe Railway, 1915

This exhibition links the impact of means of transport to

fashion as travel-wear from 1900 through the 1960s,

examining clothing, accessories and gear.

(image amhistory.si.edu)

Mechanics Below:  An Indiscreet History of the Silhouette 

 Musee des  Arts Decoratifs

Palais du Louvre, Paris

5 July 2013 – 24 November 2013

An intriguing exhibition, which chronicles the use of undergarments

and under-clothing structures, which transformed body shape

to accord with fashion dictates.

On display are items from the fourteenth century to the present,

which were worn by men and those worn by women

to diminish or enhance body parts or overall contour.

undergarmget exhibition paris from thecitizensoffashion tournure-1872-collection-falbalas-c2a9-patricia-canino

(image from the citizensoffashion)

Isabella Blow:  Fashion Galore!

Somerset House, London

20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014

Isabella Blow was a sparkling luminary on the international fashion stage.

In the early 80s she was assistant to Anna Wintour, editor of US Vogue.

Throughout her career, she was fashion director

at several British publications.

She had an innate flair for fashion and

possessed an incredibly unique wardrobe as proof.

Yet, it was her  commitment to mentoring and launching

then emerging talents:

Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and others

which was her greatest gift.

The exhibition examines her life in fashion and

displays an extensive array

from her creative clothing collection.

(image from bridezilla.com)