The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028-0918
July 24, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Must See Textile Show
Posted by senwilson
| tags: lace Louis IV textiles metropolitan museum fashion figurative traditional needlework cravet costume
The Metropolitan Museum's Ratti Center Textile Exhibit showcases a dozen or so exquisite lace pieces. Highlights include a cravat made for the wedding of Louis the XIV's grandson in the finest of French needle lace with a lavish hunting scheme featuring two children beneath a tree and a plethora of dogs hidden within lacy foliage.. One stunning piece is a border that has three dimensional flowers with layers of petals resembling Gros Point, but made during the late 19th century. Most American museum goers have not had the opportunity to see lace of such high quality. This exhibit will change the way you think about lace!