Friday, November 21, 2014

Italian Fashion Exhibit

A few of us in the Minne-SEW-ta Facebook group were talking about checking out the exhibit that's currently at Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I didn't get a chance to hook up with anyone but then I found out that yesterday was "free member day" and we could see the exhibit for FREE (vs. $20!).

So I HAD to go!

First; I wanted something fun to wear. I went just a tad bit out of the box for me and sewed up Burda 6919 in black ponte. It was quick and easy and I hope to get some better pics and write a review soon!


One of my favorites was this Missoni sweater coat with a cape. It was FANTASTIC and I really, really wanted to reach out and touch it!


It's hiding in the corner but in the mean time, check out that crazy Moschino jacket!! :)



Hubby didn't get my fascination with this Fabiani suit. It's pretty freaking awesome though!


Then there is this Laug work of art. This coat y'all...oh my gosh.




Save for the crazy fabric, this Miu Miu coat was stunning




This Pucci tunic and shorts was pretty amazing. This was encased in glass and again, if only I could touch it!


Aaaaaand there's this Fendi coat. It's fur. With each of those as tiny individual pieces. Of Fur. 


What surprised me most is that I'm not really "in to fashion" yet there were some items where I immediately knew who designed them.

And this morning, when I could not recall the designer of the caped coat, I pictured the style and the plaid and then I knew it was Missoni. And then was able to Google it.

So, it's kind of like that scene from Devil Wears Prada; we are ALL immersed in the fashion industry whether we realize it or not! :)

25 comments:

  1. I took a silly FB test recently about 'how art savvy are you' (or something like that) and I was able correctly identify all ten artists' work. It's funny how we are immersed in art forms and are able to recognize the artist/designer by their work. Those coats are fabulous and so is your Burda dress.

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  2. I've gotten way more into following fashion since I started sewing--I don't see how you can't. DH and I are starting to plan/save for a trip to London in about a year (we have airline miles), and I'm really looking forward to visiting the Victoria & Albert museum when we're there. (When I went in my younger/single/non-sewing/disposable income days, I went and enjoyed the V&A, but now I'm like OMIGODICANTWAITTOSEEITAGAIN!)

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    1. My sister and brother in law lived in London for a few months and when I visited them, the V&A was so amazing. How exciting that you get to go again soon!

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  3. Stunning things there. I would be drooling. I love all the fabric patterns. Your dress was a great pick to wear - you look all sorts of stylish in it :D I wish I was closer to see this exhibit.

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  4. Minne-SEW-ta is the cutest name for a sewing group! I think you looked wonderfully appropriate for the event in your sassy dress. The sleeve cut-out is really fantastic. That Missoni cape would not be safe in my presence! Gorgeous.

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  5. Oh my gosh, how much FUN! There's a reason it's all behind glass... I'd be copping a secret feel, too. And I'm excited to see a review about YOUR outfit!

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  6. That dress looked great on you. You did a fabulous job. Can't wait to see more pics.

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  7. First, how did I NOT know there is a Minne-SEW-ta Facebook group? I'll have to check that out. Second, I am hoping to get to that exhibit, thanks for the preview. Third, your dress is so cute, and you look great!

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  8. That Laug coat is freakin' awesome! The craftsmanship is to die for. I like your dress too. I have yet to sew a Burda item. That dress is cute and it looks comfortable.

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  9. Your outfit looks fantastic! I love the pictures of the exhibit,simply gorgeous! I love the Laug coat and idk the Miu Miu coat is kinda awesome. Although, the Miu Miu coat is something totally different than what I would wear..

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  10. Love the name of your sewing group. And that great dress of yours too. It's very flattering.

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  11. What a great exhibition. I love the coat as well - in fact all the pieces are lovely.

    Your dress was just right for the occasion :)

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  12. I can't wait to see more pix of your Burda! That looks like a fun dress!

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  13. Looks like a fantastic exhibit. And you looked great!

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  14. I am so jealous because I absolutely love Italian fashion! We went to Italy this last summer and I spent a day in Florence trying on Italian designer clothes. It was amazing! I now haunt the YOOX website which is Italian discount designer fashion and you can get names like Missoni. But, I don't think they have anything better than that dress you are wearing! You look super chic!

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  15. Thanks for sharing pics of the exhibit. And your dress? Hubba hubba! Details please!

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  16. So awesome! Jealous. At first I wanted to say that I wanted to roll around in that fabulous Ivory Laug coat, but it's more like I want to hang it up nicely and make sure nothing gets on it.

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  17. Nice outfit! How fun you got to go to the exhibit for FREE! That coat is stunning!

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  18. I love that black ponte dress on you. Really sexy and sassy!

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  19. Hi Mrs. Smith. I love the red striped suit too! You left me a comment about my jean jacket. Thank you. I think you should go ahead and make a jean jacket. They are so fun to make and not hard because you would be using denim or cotton and both are easy to sew with. As for the top stitching it only seems hard to do until you try. Just go slow and you'll do fine. You could check out my tips on top stitching on my other blog Diana's Sewing Lessons as well. In any case, you already sew some pretty awesome things. Love the dress you just showed! Happy sewing from Diana.

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    1. Eeeek! I might give it ago over my extra long Christmas break!!! I just love the one you showed on your blog. I will pop over to the Sewing Lessons blog too and add it to my reader!

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  20. So many things:
    1. You look fabulous and inspire me to return to sewing clothing for myself.
    2. I did not know about this FB group and have joined.
    3. That exhibit looks like fun!

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  21. Great exhibition. Great outfit, just right for the occasion.

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  22. Absolutely love your dress. So chic.

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  23. Like your LBD! Thanks for sharing the photos of the beautiful garments!!

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