mats van snippenberg by yi chen
For anon: Queen Sonja’s 1974 gala dress
Made by Pierre Balmain in Paris, the dress is made of a thick white silk with slubs, and it has the high waisted bodices with straight skirts typical of the 60s and early 70s. But unlike the sleek, sometimes futuristic creations of the 60s, this one has gotten details reminding of historical dresses - the flounced sleeves and the high waist with an ornamental bead belt gives hints of the Regency style of the early 19th century. So it’s more of a postmodern creation.
The dress is currently on display at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo. More here. (photos by me)
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Since there’s a gap between the current exhibition and the upcoming exhibition at Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, I might get the opportunity to do a guided tour of my own choice. I’m working on the theme “Queens of Fashion”, focusing on the royal collection. Which means I get to gorge in the attires of queen Maud. They’re too gorgeous for words. But in general there’s so many cool dresses on display. The current theme is evening gowns.
Now, if you were to attend such a guided tour, what would you like to hear about? Biography, context, interpretations, seam specific details? Gimme some ideas, so I don’t just follow my own usual track. It’s so easy to get stuck in ones own mindset.
The photos above shows current dresses on display - Queen Maud (row 1), Crown Princess Märtha (row 2) and Queen Sonja (row 3). That is, the very first dress is not on display right now, but it was not too long ago, so i’m adding it here. All photos from the museum’s website, here.