I come up with a lot of ideas for road trips I'll likely never take, like to NYC to view the new "Sidewalk Catwalk" installation.
Nashville, though, I think I can manage, especially to catch "The Golden Age of Couture" at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
The exhibition showcases postwar looks from 1947 to 1957 when Christian Dior began creating light-hearted, sexy women's apparel that seemed to say, "War? What war?"
Dior's creations, along with those of his contemporaries, (Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy) were tentatively accepted among the masses, unsure if it was appropriate to emerge from the postwar sartorial mourning period.
These fashion luminaries dressed royalty and celebrities, people with immeasurable wealth, as if to reassure women everywhere it's safe to look beautiful again. Luxury was reborn.
Along with the designs came the photographic talents like Richard Avedon, who immortalized the extravagant styles on style icons like Audrey Hepburn.
The Frist is the first American venue for the exhibtion, which originated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2007.
In other words, we're pretty lucky to be within driving distance of these masterpieces.
My VM seats 5 :)
Daily Life in Snaps - May 22
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