Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Patricia Harris Textile and Costume Gallery at the ROM

After thirty years in storage, the Royal Ontario Museum has a designated space to showcase their 50,000 piece collection of costumes and textiles. The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume is set into a corner of the fourth floor with the jagged windows of the redesign blacked out to protect the fragile fabrics on display.

The items on display are glorious and include the following fabulous dresses:

I could not make much sense of how the gallery was organized, but given the odd shape of the small room, perhaps that is no surprise. Even so, the ROM Costume and Textile Gallery is worth a visit for fashion lovers of all ages.

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto