1898 Dresses from American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity at the Met in 2010.
I recently came across this contraband photo I took at last year’s American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity at the Met. It was the only picture I took from that exhibit because as soon as I snapped it the guard yelled, “No pictures allowed!”
Well, at least I got one.
The black dress with the sequins, on the left, was one of my favorites from the show. I don’t think of dresses from that period as being festooned with sequins, and yet this 1898 dress was a gorgeous subtle sparkler.
Fast forward to today and, as Rachel Zoe would say, “I love me a sequin.” Here is a J. Crew sequined cardigan I bought last year that I’m determined to wear more this fall and winter. I love how the sequins are sewn in straight lines up and down the sweater.
Consider this post your sparkly invitation to join Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and me in our “How I Wear My: Sequins” post on December 1. If you’d like to show how you wear your sequins, send either of us a photo of yourself in your finest sequined attire or the name of your blog, or both, so we can include you in all the glittery gleaming fun!