far removed, (very far) from the dazzling world of fashion-I confess I enjoy it. At one point I might have said I love it. One dirty little secret I've shared here before is my love of paper dolls-I chalk it all up to the paper dolls. Do little girls even play with them anymore?
the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Benefit held last night celebrated the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. When did the American woman step out onto the fashion stage? It started with the first American original -the Gibson Girl. The exhibition chronicles the changing styles of fashion in America and the women who wore them.
detail of an Oscar de la Renta dress
The beauty of fashion in America is the beauty of America-It is a fusion of cultures, styles, the exotic, the glitter and the gold. For the most part this post is a piggy back to the elegant Ulla van Zeller's Model's Own telling of her evening at the Met Gala (click here to read it)
elegance, ease, glamour
Ulla in Oscar de la Renta
the colours are real favourites of mine together
(the most fabulous dress,click to enlarge for the gorgeous detailing)
Though some of my readers may scoff at fashion and its milieu, but It is just like an interior or a novel-some are good, some are bad, some indifferent. Fashion though- is uniquely and surprisingly original beyond that of a well decorated room, made so by the woman that wears it- and so it follows-some good, some bad...
Here is a glimpse at what is good about fashion- American fashion at its best, at least for last night.
go see Ulla's gala photos here.
images are from Style.com or from model's own.