Thursday, September 11, 2008

Out of the Vaults: Marie Antoinette's Dress

The Royal Ontario Museum has a magnificent costume and textile collection consisting of approximately 50,000 items. Sadly only a very tiny fraction of that is ever on display in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume.

An upcoming highlight will be the display of Marie Antoinette's dress from 1780 in October for a limited time ONLY (October 11-26).

I can hardly wait to see this dress in person. It should serve as delightful inspiration for my latest series of artwork.

Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Canada