More Haute Couture from the Ebony Fashion Fair
In "The Ebony Fashion Fair," Threads #168 (August/September 2013), author Claire Shaeffer provided an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at some of the fabulous designs featured in the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) and now on display at the Chicago History Museum. The museum pays homage to what became known as the world's largest traveling fashion show in its EFF exhibition through January 5, 2014. Here are three more of the extraordinary haute couture garments from the Ebony Fashion Fair that you can expect to see at the museum exhibition.
Pierre Cardin (France)
Ball gown, haute couture, fall/winter 1988–89
The skirt on this sequined dress has five tiers. Each has a metal hoop encased in the hem so it stands away from the body. This gown catches the light and the motion of the dance on a ballroom floor.
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