Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Model as Muse

So, today at work (yes I have to work on Sundays sometimes) there was nothing for us to do, as is often the case (...then why make us come in on Sunday?) so our boss gave us interns some petty cash to spend the afternoon at a museum, which I'll admit, was pretty awesome and considerate of him. Despite the mob scene that was 5th avenue due to the Puerto Rican Day Parade, we made it to the Met to see The Model as Muse exhibit which I've only been talking about wanting to see since I got back from school. We also made it to see the current roof garden sculpture which was very cool, though I'm still sad I never saw the giant balloon animals.

Anyway I must say that I was somewhat underwhelmed by the exhibit and wish there had been more of the older, more classic stuff (ie: before the 1970s), but I still thoroughly enjoyed myself and even got to go see it on the job- sweet! Overall, the exhibit was a nice combo of photographs, historical information, old fashion mags and actual garments. Here were a few of my personal favorites:

Lisa Fonssagrives photographed by Penn Irving, Dovima photographed by Richard Avedon

Sunny Harnett photographed by Richard Avedon in a Madame Grès Evening Gown, 1954

Twiggy photographed by Melvin Sokolsky and Gosta Peterson

I would post so many more (including some of I think, Naomi Campbell with a feather boa and a couple other more recent photos), but it's hard to find all the photos online and sadly they wouldn't allow you to take pictures of the exhibit. There was also a book, but I didn't really have $35-$50 to spend... though it would have been lovely. haha.

However, you can check out a mini virtual tour of the exhibit (cool!):

Anyway, my apologies for falling behind on my blog reading and commenting... I tried bringing my computer to work today and got all excited thinking I would catch up, but unfortunately I was unable to get the internet connection (I connected but it was local only... boo.) I guess that's to be expected when you work outside. Alas, we all know I'll get there at some point, and for now, I'm just going to blog (and read) what I can, when I can, and if anyone wants to read it, that's great, if not, oh well, that's ok too ;) And some day you'll see my shopping... someday... haha


P.S. My other boss has coined a nickname for me: fashintern. haha. I like it.


  1. I do love these pictures...but sometimes I think people should be more inspired by real people rather than those who are employed purely by the width of their waist...
    Your new nickname is very cool.

  2. I've always loved that Sunny Harnett photo.

  3. Your boss sounds amazing. Sending you off to the Met? That's my dream afternoon.

  4. Fabulous photo choices. So great. ...loving fashintern! great nickname!

  5. I am so excited that you have read The Last of the Very Great Whangdoodles! I LOVED that book, and I have never, ever met anyone else who has read it. You rock.

    A xx

  6. I really want to see that erxhibit! It's so cool that you got to go. I adore the Sunny Harnett picture. Richard Avedon is a genius.