As if LACMA didn’t have enough in their 25,000-item costume collection, they recently announced that they are adding 158 couture fashion items thanks to a hefty donation from Ellen A. Michelson. The sumptuous collection includes gowns and daywear from 1880 to 2008, including Balenciaga, Diora, Givenchy, YSL, McQueen, Chanel, among several others. Put together by the acclaimed Dominique Sirop, who currently runs his own haute atelier and previous worked with YSL and Givenchy, the exhibit will focus on the expert craftsmanship, fine detail in tailoring and unique pattern-making.
We cannot wait to see this new exhibit!
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