This is a transcript of me, last night, when my copy of Fashioning Fashion finally arrived:
“ooo. OOO. hmmm. OOOOO. WHOA. PORN! PORN! AIEE! COW EMBROIDERY! AGH! MORE PORN! OOOOOOOOOOOOOO”
In other words, if you’re lagger-y like me, and you haven’t bought it yet, GO. BUY. IT. NOW. And then get ready to spend some quality alone time with it. WHOA. *fans self* I mean, SERIOUSLY PEOPLE. THIS IS SOME QUALITY COSTUME PORN.
And in related news… two events of interest related to the exhibition!
On Dec. 4, the Costume Society of America’s Western Region will be having an in-depth look at the exhibition, including presentations by the curators. Registration deadline is Nov. 24 — more info here.
On Jan. 15, LACMA is hosting a one day symposium on the exhibition. Speakers include the curator from the Kyoto Costume Institute (Akiko Fukai) and the costume curator from the Met’s Costume Institute (Andrew Bolton), along with LACMA’s costume curator, the two collectors who built the collection, and more. Registration is free, but you have to call to reserve a ticket. I am seriously considering flying down to LA just for the day to attend this. I mean, the CURATOR FROM THE KCI IS GOING TO BE THERE. More info here.
That is all!