|Entrance to SCAD FASH, from 4th level of parking deck.|
|Gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, who asked the designer to sign his work|
I really enjoyed leaning in to admire some of the incredibly intricate detail.
|This hand was gesturing, not reaching out to touch. No touching allowed, of course!|
Look at the incredible embroidery on this coat!
I love the giant bows that added back interest to so many of the gowns. One dress even included a removable bustle. What's old is new again.
I also thought the show was beautifully installed. The lights were low, in keeping with the need to preserve textiles from the damage light can cause. Flash photography was forbidden. The mannequins were themselves embellished in various witty ways--beaded eyelashes, for example--that to me were just the right nod of respect to a master of embellishment. And as you can see in the photo below there was some fun had with the lighting and backdrops. I could have done without the disco ball effect in one corner of the exhibit, however; to me it seemed distracting. Overall, though, this show is very promising debut for SCAD FASH.
The show runs through Dec. 31. Treat yourself and go!