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Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashion at the MFA

Once again, I'd like to remind everyone that we have museum passes, most of which are donated by our Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW). I mention this because we have a pass to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and, now on view at the MFA is an exhibition of fashion photography by Richard Avedon, "Avedon Fashion 1944-2000."

I saw an exhibit of Avedon photos years ago when the Institute of Contemporary Art was still on Boylston Street. The photos were stunning! So, if you're at all interested in fashion history, you should definitely plan a trip into Boston to see the MFA exhibit.

Before going browse through the set Fashions of a Decade [391.009]. Each book covers a complete decade, from the 1920s through the 1990s.

I'd also like to suggest borrowing the DVD Funny Face [DVD FUN]. This movie stars Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire and features music by George and Ira Gershwin. The highlight of the film is a fashion photo shoot, and, you may not know this, but Richard Avedon designed the film titles!

Here's the trailer:

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