Fashionable Art: The Changing Silhouette of French Fashion, 1745–1915
During the 18th and 19th centuries, dressmaking techniques and understructures—such as bustles, corsets, and crinolines—created distinct fashionable silhouettes that changed with each successive era. Join Sharon S. Takeda, senior curator and head of the Costume and Textiles Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a beautifully illustrated lecture highlighting historic dress from LACMA’s collection and select paintings from the Court to Café exhibition.
Doors open at 5 pm.
Free for FOPAS members; $5 students; $8 DAM members; $10 nonmembers.
Sponsored by Friends of Painting and Sculpture, a DAM support group.
Dress, Europe, 1885. Cotton plain weave with cotton cutwork embroidery (broderie anglaise) and cotton needle lace. Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne. M.2007.211.850a-b. Photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA.