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NY Day – Notorious and notable ladies at the NY City Museum

Members were invited to an open house and champagne breakfast last week. The occasion celebrated the completion of one stage of the wholesale renovation of the museum–It is the fashion of museums these days–The Cooper-Hewitt and the National Academy are following suit and will be closed or partially closed for a year!

The new offices and teaching spaces are ‘state of the art’ and will be the envy of museum staff everywhere for some time to come, I imagine. I looked at the new, 50 megapixel! camera. The resoulution is awsome. As we were already there we took the opportunity to see the exhibit of dresses worn by ‘Notorious and Notable Women of Style’. It is a show not to be missed. Not just for the dresses but also for the insight into the social order and the ominous power of wealth in  the last century in America.

The dresses include those worn by such notables as Marian Anderson, Jacqueline Kennedy, Isadora Duncan, Lena Horne and Angela Lansbury but the stylish lady at the front of of these first two pictures is diffficult to categorise.

I don't think any of the ladies represented would have been seen dead without hair of some sort? But spectacles do add a certain interest.

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2 Responses

  1. Who is that beautiful woman with hair?

  2. Valerie. That beautiful woman’s hair is now being washed by Ben. Ethel

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