Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pulp Fashion at the SF Legion of Honor Museum, How do I get this job?

A detail from "Maria de' Medici," a 2006 work inspired by a portrait by Alessandro Allori. (Andreas von Einsiedel)

Yesterday I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to see "Pulp Fashion" at the Legion of Honor Museum.  If you have the opportunity, it is an amazing exhibition and seeing it in person is breathtaking.  Made entirely from paper, historic fashions are replicated in incredible detail.  A range of time and style is offered, but the Renaissance era fashions are the most intricate.  For the designer, seamstress or crafter, this is an exhibit you must not miss.

"Elizabeth I Court Dress," 2001, inspired by a portrait by the studio of Nicholas Hilliard. (Andreas von Einsiedel)
One of the first thoughts I had was how do you get this job!  For over 10 years, the artist/historian worked on creating these paper confections for museum presentation, what a great way to make a living.  I'm available!

For more details on the exhibition (showing now through June 12):

Happy Stitching!

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