Just by chance…an unexpected opportunity.
You plan. You do research. You expend energy, to go to just the exhibit or gallery show you know you need to see.
But sometimes serendipity steps in and you just happen to be in an unexpected place, to see an unexpected display of something wonderful.
We were in Bonsecours Market in Montreal in September. We never go to Bonsecours Market, with its trendy, expensive shops—a bit much for our tastes.
But that day we did, and we saw this wonderful, understated exhibit that captured changing trends in women’s fashion, “DE LA BELLE ÉPOQUE AU PRÊT-À-PORTER.”
The exhibit was presented by The Museum of Costume and Textile of Québec, to illustrate the evolution of women’s fashion in the province of Quebec between 1880 and 1930. The five dress reproductions were made entirely of paper by costume maker Michael Slack.
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