Fashion in the Time of Illumination


I enjoyed very much the show “Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands” running through September 4, 2011 at the Morgan library. It reminded me why I love writing about fashion, a wonderful way to re-live history and understand times through these very special codes. The evolution of the Coiffure au Hennin is delightful and the invention of the cote hardy or the pour point for men who like to strut like peacocks!

The Morgan library and museum
Located in midtown Manhattan, the Morgan houses one of the world’s greatest collections of artistic, literary, and musical works, from ancient times to the medieval and Renaissance periods to the present day.
Hours
The Morgan is open Tuesday through Thursday 225 madison avenue at 36th street

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