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Today I went to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new fashion exhibit “The Model as Muse, Embodying Fashion” and it was fantastic! The concept of the exhibit is to show the way iconic images in fashion photography, film and style have influenced and affected fashion in history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art did such an exceptional job at curating this exhibit because they included everything from each factor that played a role as a “Muse” in fashion at that time. This included film clips, music videos, original copies of Vouge and Vanity Fair through the decades, music and bringing famous fashion photographs to real life. You can take a virtual tour of “The Model As Muse, Embodying Fashion” by watching this video the Met put together:

Some of my favorite fashion photographs were included in the Model As Muse exhibit, including this one that was taken for Yves Saint Laurent’s Safari line in the 60’s!

 

Yves Saint Laurent's Famous photo for his campaign for his Safari Line in the 60's now on View at the Model As Muse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They also have the original garment!

Yves Saint Laurent's Famous photo for his campaign for his Safari Line in the 60's now on View at the Model As Muse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They also have the original garment!

 

John Galliano took a great twist of classic fashion with this evening gown from his 2005 line. Now on view at the Model As Muse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

John Galliano took a great twist of classic fashion with this evening gown from his 2005 line. Now on view at the Model As Muse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

This vivid photograph taken by Richard Avedon is one of my all- time favorites in Fashion history. They recreated the actual scene with the original dress for the entrance of the Model As Muse Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This vivid photograph "Dovima with Elephants" taken by Richard Avedon is one of my all- time favorites in Fashion history. They recreated the actual scene with the original dress for the entrance of the Model As Muse Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Madame Gres' dress now on show at the Model As Muse Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love the folds in the skirt of this dress!

Madame Gres' dress now on show at the Model As Muse Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love the folds in the skirt of this dress!

 

The Madame Gres dress seen above was originally shown in this Richard Avedon photograph. The original photo is also on show, along with the dress at the current Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit "Model as Muse."

The Madame Gres dress seen above was originally shown in this Richard Avedon photograph. The original photo is also on show, along with the dress at the current Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit "Model as Muse."

 

 

The Model As Muse is everything an exhibit should be. It’s vivid, exciting, historical and stimulating. I highly recommend visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art before it’s gone!

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