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.
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