Mom and I spent the weekend out and about in the city. A movie, the King Tut exhibit, some shopping, and a trip to the Met to see American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.

This exhibit covers the changing fashions of the American woman from 1890 to 1940 and illustrates how the popular style of the decade style mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. Personally, my favorites were the “Bohemians” and “Flappers” decades. Not surprising—I’ve always loved the flapper look and have often daydreamed about coming of age in the Roaring 20’s. The speakeasies, the dancing, the Charleston…oh what fun it must have been! There were so many wonderful pieces I would love to wear—the draped evening coat from Liberty, and the lace vest and silk harem pants by Callot Soeurs are standouts.

I wish I could have taken pictures, but photography wasn’t allowed. You can watch the video for a quick tour. It shows all of the dresses, but nothing compares to seeing the craftsmanship and stunning details up close.

If you do go to the Met, be sure to stop by the roof deck for Big Bambú. Spectacular! It’s a work in progress and will be growing all summer!