Friday, May 01, 2009

Shop Like An Heiress

Dior Cocktail Dress, ca 1950

The Newport Restoration Foundation which was founded by Doris Duke has just opened an exhibit of a portion of her extensive couture collection.

"Shop Like an Heiress: Buying Fashion in the 20th Century is a celebration of fashion and shopping through the experience of Doris Duke. Miss Duke's closet represents a wide selection of international designers and shopping destinations. The exhibit explores how she shopped for her wardrobe from French couture houses to American department stores in search of stylish, chic clothes that established her as one of the best dressed in society."

If you are a vintage clothing lover and happen to be close to Newport, RI between now and Nov. this exhibit would be worth a nice day trip.

Boston Globe article on the exhibit.

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