Historical outfit awesomosity

One of my favourite things to browse at museums is the historical clothes. One of my favourite museums in the whole world, although I”ve never been there is the Brooklyn Museum, because they are so fantastic with social media (read my notes from Shelley Bernstein”s talk at Webstock this year). And I think we all know how I feel about Polyvore. So imagine how great it would be if you could incorporate historical clothes from a museum into a Polyvore collection. Wait a second, Brooklyn Museum has done just that? OH MY GOD!

I spent a few hours on Polyvore—in awe—realizing the site was a perfect match

for our American High Style exhibition, which opens today.  I mean, seriously, we’ve got some great stuff in this show…imagine being able to remix dresses by Charles James, Norman Norell, Gilbert Adrian, Charles Frederick Worth, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Jeanne Paquin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Christian Dior…sounds pretty exciting, right? In typical Brooklyn Museum tech style, we had very little time to put this together, but I figured an e-mail to the folks at Polyvore couldn’t hurt.  Turns out, they thought this was a perfect match too and were excited to work with us.

That sound you just heard? My mind being blown. So I got in there and had a play around, and here”s what I would wear.

Outfits from the Brooklyn Museum by johubris on Polyvore.com
Items in this set:
Day dresses
Evening Ensemble
Robe
Evening Coat
Day Pump

Now please post your sets in the comments. If you mess up the HTML, don”t worry, I”ll clean it up for you.

7 Comments  to  Historical outfit awesomosity

  1. I love them! So drool worthy! And the Met has all it’s dresses on Polyvore too!

    My set (please, please, please work!):

  2. John Clark says:

    evening dresses are sexy if they are colored in all black..`.

  3. i like black evening dresses and ball gowns, they are really very classy.*”

  4. evening dresses should always be classy, simple but elegant. you don’t need to invest several hundred bucks on a classy evening dress ,:’

  5. Amery says:

    Have you ever regarded putting additional videos to the blog articles to help keep readers extra entertained? I mean I just read over the article of yours and it was really great but as I’m really a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful. Just my my idea, Good luck

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