Fashion Journal – Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

The Mint Museum has a wonderful collection of antique and designer clothing, with pieces scattered throughout the display area. The latest exhibit devoted entirely to dress was this one, “Fashions of the Crinoline Era.”  I’d love to see more of their vast collection on display.

Comments:

Posted by Chris Mastrangelo:

Lizzie, I am enjoying your journal. It makes me wonder, too, what they might have additionally hidden away in their collection. (I especially like the green dress but I am weak for anything near a lime green). Of course, from a marketing standpoint, the call to constantly rotate is high, but doesn’t it make you just want to demand to rummage around their storage areas or “employees only” room to se what else they have. At any rate, thanks for the look into some researching/information gathering techniques on primary sources. 🙂

Sunday, June 5th 2005 @ 5:59 PM

Posted by Lizzie Bramlett:

Thanks, Chris. I’m enjoying posting these as it refreshes my mind on what I learned at each exhibit. And it has made me promise myself to do a bit of vintage traveling this summer. The Mint actually has one of the best collections in the South. It’s a shame that they don’t have more space in which to exhibit it. And yes, I have been thinking of ways to get a behind the scenes look!

Sunday, June 5th 2005 @ 6:28 PM

Posted by Lin:

The ‘chameleon shoes’ intrigue me strangely – how come they’re called that?

Wednesday, June 15th 2005 @ 2:41 PM

Posted by Lizzie Bramlett:

Lin, I think it is because of the construction. To get a clearer look at this type shoe, look at Jonathan’s History of Footwear article at VFG. The 6th shoe down is very similar to this one. Seems like it had to do with the inset panels beneath the cut-out areas.

Wednesday, June 15th 2005 @ 5:15 PM

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