Over the weekend I visited Shelburne Museum with the fabulous James from Downtown Threads to check out In Fashion: High Style, 1690-2011, the first major fashion/costume exhibit in the museum’s history.
The exhibit featured costumes from the museum’s own collection as well as pieces from fashion royalty like Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Balenciaga. Included in this wonderful exhibit are works from FIT students tasked with creating a look that complimented a historic bodice from the museum’s personal and permanent collection. I was so excited to capture the exhibit with my new camera but Karl didn’t want his dresses photographed so the whole exhibit was off limits. Boo!
I knew we were going to be walking around and battling rain showers all day so I kept my outfit simple by choosing comfortable staples. The knit of the pencil skirt makes it as comfortable to wear as a pair of leggings and the linen blouse kept me cool as we walked from exhibit to exhibit. It’s remarkable how easy it is too look put together without sacrificing on ounce of comfort.
What do you wear when you need to be presentable but comfortable? Have you visited Shelburne Museum?