Many hours of preparation go into every exhibit and we couldn’t do it without the help of our trained volunteers. The Little Black Dress is one of CMC’s most popular traveling exhibits.
I love cake but I have a visceral connection to fabric. I fell in love with it so long ago that I can’t pinpoint when it happened. I cannot remember it not being there. I remember clearly making my first Little Black Dress (double velvet off the shoulder softer than kittens and very fitted).
I’m heading into dangerous waters with the Costume Museum but I cannot resist because of all of the fabric that they’re hiding away in cold dark rooms for its own safety. I can hear the silk whispering to me, the consonants of corduroy and the full glottal stop of canvas.
I was invited to assist with the preparations for an exhibit. I would have fetched water and manned a clipboard and been thrilled to look but instead… White gloves on, I open flat boxes, fold back layers of acid free paper. It doesn’t smell dusty or…
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