BEYOND THE PATTERN:
THE QUINTESSENCE OF FASHION
March 31st - August 2nd, 2008

Vest
Slide Show

Beyond the Pattern looks at costume from 1700 to 1870,
celebrating the applied hand work,
fabric manipulation, embroidery, and lace,
that raises costume from mere body covering to fashion.
The diligent costumer, embroiderer, or curious student of history
marvels at the seemingly frivolous that graces the practical.
Delicately hand embroidered cuffs,
carefully lace-edged baby shirts,
and lovingly quilted house coats
were an opportunity to cultivate refinement and sensibility.

Exhibiting pieces from the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles
pre-1870 collection,
Beyond the Pattern offers visitors
the opportunity to gaze through the eye of the needle
onto the garments and accessories
that have been stitched, sewn and embellished
into masterpieces.




Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles lacismuseum.org