Back in Glasgow for the weekend, Sprogzilla and I decided at visit "A Century of Style - Costume and Colour 1800-1899" which is on at Kelvingrove Museum until the 14th Feb. All the clothes were chosen from the Museum's collection of European fashion with emphasis on clothing from Glasgow departments stores and some gorgeous Paris gowns
I had wanted to go to this as I had heard it was fantastic and wasn't disappointed. There was some stunning exhibits. Unfortunately both my DSLR and my phone really struggled to cope with the extremely low lighting so apologies in advance for the fuzzy photos.
Anyway, take your glasses off, screw up your eyes and join me in taking a blurry look at some of the fancy frocks.
All the exhibits were grouped by colour and I have to say that some of the dresses looked really vibrant and fresh. Maybe if I stay in the dark I will look as good as them at 100+.
There was lots of interesting information about the dyes used and how the use of synthetic dyes allowed using previously expensive colours like purple and red to be available to the working classes.
I loved the attention to detail and tone-on-tone embellishments They weren't shy with a ruffle or two especially on the bridal wear.
Mentioning the Better Pictures Project after you have seen this sorry lot might seem a little silly but I had a go with Adobe Lightroom to try to redeem all the dark shots. Just worked out how to change the white balance on the last photo! Typical.
Anyway after too many dodgy photos I am going out with The King who is alive and well and performing in Kelvingrove.
MOR has left the building.
Sending you lovely lot best wishes.