Saturday, January 8, 2011

wedding gown exhibit

We went to the wedding gown exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. There are at least 30 dresses there, the oldest being from the mid-1700s to the newest, a Vera Wang gown from 2003. Yes, there is a Barbie doll there--it's the Badgley Mischka Bride Barbie from 2003. There's also a 19th-century china doll exhibited in a wedding dress--she looks like a Kestner.
There were three wild contemporary gowns there. One was--you guessed it--a Bob Mackie that looks like it was designed for the Qs in Star Trek. A second was a Goth gown with black feathered wings attached. The third wasn't a real dress--it was a gown made up of thousands of layered cream-colored latex gloves. Yes, you could SMELL the dress--from several feet away!
The exhibit continues through Jan. 30. The website is

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