“A great designer does not seek acceptance. He challenges popularity, and by the force of his convictions renders popular in the end what the public hates at first sight.” -Charles James
A few weeks ago, I finally visited the High Style exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It was truly spectacular! Though I wouldn’t consider myself a huge museum or art enthusiast, I was dying to check out this exhibit. It received rave reviews from local media and some of my fellow Thread Cincinnati bloggers!
Originally featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) in NYC, High Style showcases the evolution of fashion from the early 20th century to the 1980’s. With styles from Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, it demonstrated the best of best in American and European design.
As we made our way through the decades, it was nearly impossible to pick out a favorite look. One was more beautiful than the next! The most fascinating part: almost all of the looks could be worn today — the basics of great style never change. Want to decide for yourself? Take a look at some of the amazing designs from High Style below!
Though the exhibit is no longer running, the Cincinnati Art Museum is an amazing place to visit. Admission is free, the exhibits are always changing and the Terrace Café is absolutely delicious.
Which of these looks is your favorite? Share your thoughts with me on Twitter at @ClosetCocktails!