Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Occasion Dressing: Art Gallery Opening
When I was in college, I received what I considered to be the best fortune cookie fortune ever, "ART IS YOUR FATE, DON'T DEBATE." (Yes, it was all caps.) I carried that fortune around in my wallet for years until my purse was stolen at a party. Oh well. I never had much artistic talent beyond basic color and composition, but I've always loved art, and always enjoy visiting museums, galleries and even attending the odd (and I mean that in both senses of the word) art performance piece.
Last week in comments, Kathy asked for some ideas for what to wear to an art gallery opening. These would be my suggestions for a fairly straightforward "cocktail attire" level event. Depending on the gallery, the type of art, the general level of formality where you live, and your personal style, you could dress some of these pieces down a bit with trousers or boots instead of the pumps, or go a bit more bohemian with some artisinal jewelry or scarves/wraps. Hope this is helpful!