February 2022 – Denver Art Museum

In March 2022, the Colorado Chapter visited the Denver Art Museum to see the exhibit titled Suited: Empowered Feminine Fashion (Suited | Denver Art Museum).  The fashion started in the late 1900’s and progressed to the present.  Most of the fashions were haute couture with a few ready-to-wear garments.

Members and friends of Colorado Chapter at Denver Art Museum

Of course, there was a Channel suit.  This one, in beige with back trim, is from 1960.

We liked the seaming on the red Channel suit shown here, with its dual princess seams to the shoulder and armscye meeting at a waist that drops from the side seam to center.

And we liked the detailed piping on the off-white haute couture gown by Ralph Rucci from 2009.  The graceful lines in this wool garment flow from below the bust diagonally to the side waist and back across the skirt.

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