April 23rd, 2008
Some people come to meet the mummies—others the dinos.
For us it was the couture frocks that brought us to the crystal.
Spotlighting fashion greats from Alaia to Dior, the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume at the Royal Ontario Museum will set any fashion lover’s heart aflutter.
A Westwood toga dress in soft avocado was a favourite as was a ruby red Dior cocktail frock with five layers of petticoats.
Textiles range from a 19th Century wedding quilt from Ontario to a late 19th Century Japanese kimono covered in weeping cherry leaves and blossom.
More than enough to get wrapped up in.
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park Toronto, 416-586-5894, www.rom.on.ca