If there was an exhibition I just had to see this year, it was this. I’m so excited that I finally had the chance to take the boat to Tallinn with my friends to see the A Moveable Feast exhibition of Art Deco fashion design at Kumu, the art museum of Estonia.
A Moveable Feast is based on the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev, a fashion historian, interior designer, scenographer and owner of one of the world’s largest private vintage fashion collections. The exhibition features some 80 dresses and coats, more than 200 accessories as well as photos and paintings, all dating back to the inter-war period (1918–1939) but predominantly to the 1920s.
The exhibition boasts iconic pieces from the 1920s – the kind that you see in movies but very rarely in real life, especially in such beautiful shape. Oh the glitter, oh the glamour and oh, all those colours! It is indeed a feast of the most decadent kind. Considering that fancy dresses of this era are mainly seen in photographs and on the silver screen today, in black and white, I was taken by just how colourful the pieces were displayed all together. Another thing that I appreciate about A Moveable Feast is that you could get very close to the costumes to study even the tiniest of Art Deco details.
A Moveable Feast is open at Kumu until January 18, 2015 so you still have time to make the trip and go see the spectacular display of Art Deco era fashion with your own eyes. The luxurious fabrics, intricate embellishments, magnificent colours and plentiful sparkle are sure take your breath away!