Fashion at the museums

Modelmuse_13.T I spent the day with Jessica seeing a few exhibits and of course, lunch.   A really nice treat.

We began at the Met to see the Models as Muse exhibit.  If you love fashion and photography, it is absolutely worth seeing.  The exhibit spans from 1947-1997 showing models as roles in different periods.  The clothes, although a beautiful backdrop, wasn't that exciting.  What was interesting is the magazine covers during the 50 years and the photos. 

The photos really captured each well known model as the muse of each time period.  I remember some of the photos from spreads in the magazines over the years.  Truly iconic.

Next we went for lunch at Fred's at Barneys New York.  Fred's is where I generally end up eating when I goAvedon09_link4 to the upper east side.  The people watching is great and honestly, the food is always good.  Mark's Madison Ave chopped salad is the perfect lunch.  When we got off the elevator, the entire cast of Gossip Girl got in.  They were literally standing face to face with us as if they were shoving into a subway.  It was quite hilarious and a great sighting.

ICP was next on our list.  We are both huge fans of Richard Avedon.  Emily had gone to the exhibit last weekend.  The exhibit is different than the one we saw in Paris which was mostly portraits.  This was all fashion.  Avedon is one of the most amazing photographers, ever.  Not only is he a genius behind a film camera, he moved into digital later on in life and those photos are quite impressive too.  I preferred the exhibit in Paris but I'd go see an exhibit on Avedon anytime.