Recently I've returned from a teaching trip to Ft. Collins CO. Maureen took me for a little side trip to the Colorado State University Campus. We visited the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising to see the exhibit of Blackwell garments: Mr. Blackwell, A Retrospective.
This is a totally amazing exhibit, the last time I was this excited about a special exhibition was when I saw the King Tut show in Chicago. In another lifetime, I was very interested in retailing and fashion. I've long given that up, as I only wear jeans and T-Shirts now! But the dresses designed by Mr. Richard Blackwell are couture up close.
This is a type of sewing, both hand and machine that I've not seen in many years.