Friday, July 27, 2018

The Cloister Costume Exhibit 2018

Hello, Hope everyone is having a relaxing summer. Recently made a 
visit to the Cloisters  NYC with a few friends for the  costume exhibit.
Was so impressed with the  display and  beautiful details of the costumes.  I am trying to get back there
before the exhibit is over. I'm  pretty sure it runs to October 2018. 
If you want a enjoyable day out with friends, make it to the cloisters. Visit their wonderful restaurant for lunch.

The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.
Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, are on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present are shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

The Met Cloisters
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm
The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, is the branch of the Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West.
Open Seven Days a Week

A 1967 wedding ensemble from the House of Balenciaga at the Met Cloisters

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Royal Wedding Day

The Royal Wedding Day!

The day as arrived and the royal wedding has taken place in the early hours of 
Saturday May 19, 2018.   A beautiful bride in a Givenchy couture dress, designer Clare Waight Keller  designed an off the should gown. It was absolutely simple:  pure, sculptured with a wide boatneck, long sleeves and sweeping train. It was embroidered with the flowers of all 53 commonwealth nations. Meghan wore   a tiara straight from the Queens jewelry vault.  "The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau" from  London jeweler Garrard made in 1925.   The weather was a perfect sunny 70 degree  day with 800 guests invited to the royal event.   Over 100,000 people lined the streets.
A glorious day for a beautiful couple!   Entire Wedding link