Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts is exhibiting The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 –1957. When we decided to spend yesterday afternoon in Nashville before dropping my sister off at the airport, we had no idea of the current exhibits at the Frist. We were in for a treat! The Couture exhibition is amazing, and I highly recommend a visit to anyone who can make it. Designers highlighted include Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, and Pierre Balmain, Hardy Amies, Charles Creed, and Norman Hartnell. The collection of more than one hundred dresses, accessories, original drawings, films, and photographs (by Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn) was originally organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum of London. There are at least 50 different designers represented. Within the U.S., the collection will only exhibit in Nashville, and runs through September 12, 2010. Find details about the exhibit here, and an interesting article here. The Frist is also exhibiting Chihuly Glass through next year.
Sources: Nashville Arts, Fashion Tribe, Wall Street Journal