Community: Comment: American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection

These comments were left by our visitors during the run of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection from May 7, 2010 to August 1, 2010.

216 comments

great exibition, Brookly is much better than Manhattan!!
Link Posted by Francesca & Tommaso
Aug 01, 2010 at 9:09pm
I love the dresses I wish I culd wear one!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait untill there are more for me to look at.
Link Posted by mazal
Aug 01, 2010 at 8:08pm
So what? Yes, many of the pieces of clothing on display are stunning, but I don't see any sort of real story in the exhibition, I don't really see any realtionship among the various aspects that we are presented with. Why not treat fashion more like a fine art and present viewers with a strong point of view about fashion. Explaining the sue of a specific fabric, or one time period, or even a single designer, while not presenting as much spectacle, would really enable viewers to learn a lot more about cloting, fashion, and how it relates directly to other arts and disciplines. Maybe if fashion exhibits were not just treated like cash cows to draw in vistors, and more as serious, intellectual exhibits we would see this more often.
Link Posted by Petra Seitz
Aug 01, 2010 at 7:07pm
I agree with the last peron who commented on this exbit, it is very interesting, I was astounded!
Link Posted by Disk
Aug 01, 2010 at 6:06pm
Exquisite exhibition! Would have suggested installation of mirrors so that the full back of the garments could have more easily been viewed. It is a tremendous shame that this museum's collection has been sold/given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, insuring that much of it will not be seen again.
Link Posted by B. Ogurek
Aug 01, 2010 at 5:05pm
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