The first of two exhibitions I visited at FIT in New York. A beautiful collection of dresses, accessories and photography all inspired by or descriptive of the beautiful, magical world of fairytales. Ive picked a few of my favourite pieces from the exhibition, apologies for the mad camera quality I left my good camera back at the hotel with the understanding that we wouldn’t be allowed to take pictures! So it had to be off my iPhone when we were told we could on entering.
One of the first pieces I came across as I walked in really stood out to me. Kirstey Mitchell’s Wonderland photo series. The description reveals that she doesn’t use photoshop in her work. The images are inspired by books from her childhood; however produced using only camera work and elaborate sets and costumes.
Womans wear resemble fall 2013
When reading the sort description of this dress I learnt that ‘Rose Red’ was Snow Whites sister; both named after rose bushes from their mothers garden. This dress reminded me there is still so much mystery and stories to be told from fairytales. The characters are timeless and no matter what age you always want to learn more about them.
A stand-up collar
Gown, spring 15 Haute Couture
My favourite piece form the exhibition- I fell in love with it like a girl does when it comes to ball gowns and princesses. The description of this gown talks about how the french author Charles Perrault wrote sleeping beauty (La Belle au bois Dormant) to wear a ‘magnificent’ gown. This was truly magnificent. I especially love the stand up collar combined with the plunging neck line- if a prince ever takes me to a ball I will wear this dress.
Magical and Mischievous spirit
Dress fall 2012