Saturday, July 13, 2013

Quick Trip To Seattle

We went up to Seattle this week to see two things:
1. Women Who Rock at the EMP
2. Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Design at the Seattle Art Museum

Both exhibits were AMAZING!!!  My head is still reeling from all the content.  Here are some of the highlights.

The EMP had the history of Women Who Rock arranged chronologically starting in the 1940's.  Many of the garments were on loan from the performer's themselves.
Tina Turner's rhinestone short dress

Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart

Cher's Half-Breed Costume

Cherie Curie's jumpsuit... note the stains

Joan Jett

Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun outfit

Madonna... complete with signature

Gwen Stefani in her No Doubt days

Lady Gaga

There was also a Fantasy exhibit going on too.  The metal covered tree in the center had 44,000 had applied metal scales.  The dragon from the Seattle Opera was resting in a cave, and there were cork tiles on the floor to muffle the sound of your steps... and I didn't take a picture of any of it.  But I did take a few of the movie items....

Guard costume from The Wizard of Oz... all made in felt!

Trio from the Princess Bride... "Hello... My name is Inego Montoya"

Jareth from Labyrinth

Working the touch screen computer

The EMP building designed by Frank Gehry itself is incredible.  Other sections are in different colors and materials.

No pictures were allowed at the Japanese fashion exhibit at SAM, so I bought the $60 catalogue book that they published.  Totally worth it!  Not only does it have pictures from the garments from the exhibit, but pictures from the runway when the garments were first shown.  You get a much better idea of how the garments fit and move by seeing them on models rather than mannequins.

And Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler were there too.  I didn't see them myself, but I visited with someone at the museum who had and had pictures as proof!  We are so cool in the Northwest.

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