Every Little Girl's Fantasy

Most little girls dream about becoming a Disney princess and living a fairy tale…oh wait, I was one of them! The good news is that I was able to re-live this fantasy a few months back while visiting my cousin in New York City. During my downtime, I decided to venture out to explore an exhibit held at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

The theme of it was "Fairy Tale Fashion" which depicted fifteen different fables in the lens of high-end fashion designers such as Marchesa, Alexander McQueen and Rodarte. Not only did these designers create pieces to represent each fairy tale, but they were also successful in including specific concepts (i.e.  Cinderella's glass slipper) and captured a period-appropriate look. 

It was all so beautiful…I think I almost shed a tear. 

Here are a few of my favorite photos, not in any particular order:

Sleeping Beauty

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The Swan Maidens

The Swan Maidens

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Cinderella

Cinderella

Snow White and Rose Red

Snow White and Rose Red

Cinderella

Cinderella

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Cinderella's Glass Slipper

Cinderella's Glass Slipper

Cinderella

Cinderella

Want to see it as well? Well you can't, sorry. The exhibit ended April 16, 2016. HOWEVER, this brings me to my next point. The MET Museum in NYC is having a really exciting exhibit which I also hope to experience. This is going to be on display May 5 through August 14. 

This exhibit is about the history of traditional, hand-sewn haute couture all the way to fashion technology now which incorporates 3-D printing and ultrasonic welding. How awesome is that?

Find more about it here: Manus x Machina

Au revoir.