Sunday, December 10, 2006
Fashion in Film: Period Costumes on the Screen
Today, several sewing friends and I visited Winterthur. This is a DuPont estate located in Delaware. We went specifically to view the Fashion in Film exhibit. All the outfits in the exhibit are viewable online here.
My favorite outfit was number 32, from "Murder on the Orient Express". Jacqueline Bisset wore this hot white number, and I think it is fab. It's the perfect mix of seductive, but somehow untouchable - reserved, and super posh, which is a combination I love.
I was impressed with the craftsmanship on many of these pieces. Some had detailed, impeccable handwork. Others used antique components, like lace and horsehair weaving, which helped create an authentic look for the clothing. This exhibit is well worth the trip!