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American Woman

Every summer I take a trip into New York to see the Costume Institute’s most recent exhibition at the Metropolitian Museum of Art.  And last Wednesday I had a chance to see the newest one, sponsored by Conde Nast and Gap, the title is “American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity.”

Personally, I think all of the exhibits they put on are beyond incredible.  The first one I went to was all Chanel, and I happened to bump into Tim Gunn so that was exciting.  This one was beautiful.  I loved seeing the changes in American styles and how they developed in the beginning part of the 20th Century.  The clothes were always stunning but in different ways, and completely different from each other from decade to decade.

My favorites were the Bohemians and the Flappers, followed closely by the glamorous movie stars of the 30’s.  There was one dress that I was instantly drawn to in the Flapper room, and of course, it was Lanvin.

If you can get to the city to see it I really recommend it, if not for the clothes, to see the psychology behind how clothing was impacted by society and vice versa.

Exhibition Poster

The Athletic Gibson Girl.

Bohemians

Close Up of Bohemians

Flapper

Old Hollywood Glamour of the 30's

Glamour

Close Up of Hollywood

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Fashion Puppet Pals

They are absolutely everywhere. All over the internet, featured on the Vogue UK blog and Refinery 29.  On the manicured hands of Tim Gunn and potentially pinned to the jackets of everyone at Fashion Week.

These are, of course, the fashion finger puppets, of which I hope to be a collector.  They are adorable and quirky and actually match the likeness quite well.

Some of these puppets are sold individually, and others in sets like the ones created for the various Fashion Weeks.  There is a New York group, London, Milan, and Paris group.  Though they are a bit expensive, $120 for a set, they might be worth it when you have an insanely fashion knowledgeable child one day.

Anna Wintour

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagergeld, Boris Johnson, and Grace Coddington

New York Fashion Week, with Andre Leon Talley and Donna Karan

Paris Fashion Week, with Alber Elbaz and John Galianno

To see more of the fabulous creations, go to http://www.rubbishmagshop.com/.

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