Wednesday, October 21, 2009
riga - day 5 - victorian era fashion exhibit
When we passed by the Museum of Decorative Arts (located in the oldest surviving stone building in Riga) I noticed this poster at the entrance door, squealed with delight and decided to go in, really hoping it hadn't closed for the day yet.
Luckily we still had time for a visit and there were actually quite a few people arriving at that time and later on. What can I say ? I love vintage fashion exhibits and this one was just perfect. I probably wooo'd and haaaaa'd over every dress on display and was ecstatic that they would let us take photos.
The exhibit contains about 50 costumes and over 100 accessories (women's and men's) from the period between 1830 - 1900 and are part of the vast collection of Alexandre Vassiliev. More details of the exhibition here.
The blue one above was one of my favorites (by the House of Worth, if I'm not mistaken).
These floral ones were quite, quite lovely ... just look at the details.
And on our way out, I noticed this nice display of hand knitted items by the exit door. Just perfect !
More photos from the exhibit here