Currently on exhibit at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts is The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957, featuring the most glamorous fashion houses of Paris and London in the years following WWII.
This"golden age" of haute couture began with the launch of Christian Dior's couture house in 1947, which is still considered to be "the most successful fashion business model of the 20th century." The period ended with Dior's death in 1957.
The exhibition also includes work by Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Balmain, and photographs by Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn.
What sounds very exciting, is their section on handcraft and techniques with undergarments and the insides of dresses on display.
How about hopping a plane to Nashville? The exhibition ends on September 12th.
Image courtesy of Sanford Myers for Nashville Lifestyles.