Last week my journal study group went to the Morgan Library to see an exhibit on fashion in medieval France. The descriptions of the constantly changing styles reminded me of an episode of Project Runway; for example, the conical headpiece we often see on depictions of medieval women started out as two cones--one on either side of the head, with fabric draped between. Over time, the cones moved closer and closer to the center of the headpiece until eventually the two became one. Fashion seems to have been evolving for as long as humans have been wearing clothes.
|See the two cones? mid 1400's|
|And then there was one. Early 1500s|
|This is from a tapestry called The History of Troy|
We missed Shirley last week, but it was great seeing everyone else. Ever seen an air hug? That's how you say goodbye when the temperature is almost 100 degrees in New York City.