The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

| 7.07.2009

When I went to Met last 4th, I was looking forward to take pictures and share them all here – I neglected the fact that it is a special exhibit thus cameras won’t be allowed. True enough, we only got to pose with the infamous “Christian-Dior-with-assistant-Yves-Saint-Laurent” black with white silk satin evening gown and the life-size elephants. :)
shadow of me and Bianca by Kaisser

The iconic muses, fashion photography, haute couture and RTW’s from different eras are what you should expect to see in the exhibit – models Dorian Leigh, Sunny Harnett, and Twiggy are featured alongside contemporary models like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss - designers Charles James to Cristobal Balenciaga to Pierre Cardin & Paco Rabanne to Yves Saint Laurent.. the list just goes on...

click here for individual images

I thought the entire exhibit was incredible and as expected, Marc Jacobs did an awesome job paying tribute not only to The Model(s) as Muse(s), but to the Fashion Industry as a whole :)

you can hardly hear anything from the video but it shows you pretty much the entire exhibit

YouTube - Met Museum

PS: I saw John Turturro today and he refused to have his picture taken -- AAARGH SUCKS :( still love him though!

PPS: watching the replay of MJ's memorial --- major tearjerker!!! :c



Ingrid (Garments and Gardens) said...

i really want to goto to that exhibition!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hello to you ;)
I´m finally back home from vacation!
Thanks to YOUU and your lovely comment!!!

Ahh, I´m truly jealous to see you had the chance to see this exhibit!!!!! LOVELY LOVELY PHOTOS!!!

Still deeply moved about the MJ memorial ......

Wishing you a wonderful sunny and relaxing day!
Beautiful Blessings to you...

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, this looks incredible! Wish I could have gone. Thanks for sharing :)

And yeah, I was bawling like a child watching the MJ memorial on TV....

La Couturier said...

I wish I could go... (:

And the swimsuit is by Zimmerman, available on Net-a-Porter! (

La C.