You know, I just can't walk past a mirror without taking a self portrait.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LACMA - Fashioning Fashion

Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915, currently on view in the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA. Past experiences with this type of historical exhibit had left me cold. Usually a regimented and dry. This exhibit has a different tone, set in a monochromatic environment consisting of a serpentine arrangement of what appear to be shipping crates. The crates create not just a neutral backdrop for the costumes but also act as a frame around them. Giving each costume its own space while not interrupting the flow. The mannequins themselves have a porcelain white appearance, conveying  a uniformity if not a fragility. In contrast running along the walls of the gallery space in bold red letters is the name of the exhibit.
The combination of all of these elements made for an interesting photographic experience. Several mirrors were incorporated into the environment which made it even more interesting for me.

The exhibit runs through March 6, 2011.

As always all images copyright Peter Politanoff

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