Luminous Lace: Costume and Textiles

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Jan 27 2017 - Jul 30 2017

Lacemaking is one of fashion’s most time-consuming embellishment enterprises. When lace is made using gold, silver, and other metals, that investment in craft—and value—is compounded, signaling wealth and luxury. Dating from the 16th to the 21st centuries, these metallic-lace fashions and accessories attest to the impulse in Western fashion history to capture the fire of the sun and bring that spotlight, prestige, and implied spiritual power to the wearer.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Fiber Arts
  • Design
  • Various artists

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