Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Video: Behind-the-Scenes at the Fox Historic Costume Collection

Friday, October 23, 2015

Isabella reporting,

Fashion exhibitions are wildly popular with museum-goers, but they're not easy ones for curators to arrange and mount. Historical clothing can be fragile and susceptible to lighting, and each piece requires a custom mannequin or display fixture.

This short video - by Sean Quilty and Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics -goes behind the scenes of the Immortal Beauty exhibition from the Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University. While I've already shared several pieces from the exhibition here, here, and here, this video focuses on what is perhaps the most popular garment in the entire show (at least among Philadelphians): a brilliant coral evening gown from the 1960s designed by Givenchy for Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco.

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Sarah Keeling said...

So often now I slump when I see a video is longer than 1-2 mins. This one felt like it lasted a few seconds, it was over so fast. Thank you.

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