Yesterday I saw the “Casanova, The Seduction of Europe” exhibit with the Greater Bay Area Costumer’s Guild at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. It was full of incredible artwork, and even antique garments on display. I highly recommend it! I spent the last few weeks working on a new outfit to attend the exhibit instead of blogging about it, but it I will post more about the construction details once I get the last bit of trim on (which did not arrive in time). I wore my new mauve silk Italian gown pinned shut, as is historically correct, but will be changing it to a hook-eye-and opening. (I was paranoid about marking up the silk so I wore it a bit loose).
Many of the photos in this post are used courtesy of John Carey Photographic Imagery. Thanks John!
I love how this photo reminds me of candlelight!
This one is outside the museum.
Here’s a few full-body shots from my phone:
Some of it was of a highly shocking nature!
There were many gorgeous costumes in attendance.
There was unavoidable 18th century rump shaking.
Plus other silly shenanigans.
We enjoyed the stunning artwork, costumes, and artifacts on display.
I felt quite at home with the paintings. =) Many more photos have been uploaded to my Flickr account so please take a look!