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Final Vows

Bride of Christ, “Hyménée” Wedding Dress, 2018, House of Dio, Marc Bohan, original design 1961, Dior Heritage Collection, Heavenly Bodies,The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

Displayed in The Cloisters as part of the Heavenly Bodies exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The dress is from the House of Dior’s Dior Heritage Collection:  “Hyménée” Wedding Dress, 2018, Marc Bohan, original design 1961.

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Angel Wings

Midnight Angel

Midnight Angel, featuring “Madonna” ensemble, House of Dior, 205/06, fashion designed by John Galliano.

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Silent Sunday

Evening dress, Valentino, 2017/18. Inspired by Franciscan monk’s robes.

Heavenly Bodies

If you are going to be in New York City before October 9th, you must take the time to see Heavenly Bodies, an exhibit at two locations of the Metropolitain Museum of Art. Today I went to The Cloisters, part of the Met, to see what is actually the second part of the show. Medieval art and architecture are juxtaposed with 20th and 21st century haute couture fashion. Incredible. I can’t wait to see the rest tomorrow.

The Cloisters is a combination of architectural elements from European medieval churches and church related buildings, including four complete French cloisters. I don’t have a lot of information on each area.

Apse from a Spanish church. Wedding dress by Balenciaga. Wonderful lighting design.

By Viktor & Rolf, Dutch, 2018, original design 2000.

Thom Browne, wedding dress, in hall of unicorn tapestries. The Unicorn in Captivity, c. 1495.

John Galliano, House of Dior, 2006, inside staircase possibly belonging to King Francis I. Design relates to Machiavelli, whose writing were outlawed by the church.

Valentino, 2015 and The Annunciation triptych. Painting, workshop of Robert Campin, c.1427.

House of Dior, 2018, original design 1961, Marc Bohan. Wedding dress.

A few of my other favorites.

The last one is by Alexander McQueen, 1997/1998.

On a side note. I am so pleased with the quality of the photos from my new Samsung 9+. Only one of the photos has been edited

Pink It Is #2

Times Square Pink

Times Square, New York

LED electronic billboards have taken over Times Square in New York City. The LED signs, called spectaculars, were introduced to Times Square in 1996. Electronic billboards have virtually replaced neon and incandescent light signage.

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Corners

Morgan Library Corners

Library corner decoration, Morgan Museum and Library, New York City, New York

Library corner decoration, Morgan Museum and Library, New York City, New York

Ceiling corner decorations in Mr. Morgan’s library, one of the historic rooms in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, New York.  Built for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) between 1902 and 1906 as a Renaissance-style palazzo, the once private library possesses a stunning collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, several of which are on display. The collection also includes literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books, author and artist correspondence and papers, old master drawings and prints, and an important collection of music manuscripts.

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