I'd like to show you some of my personal photos of some of the current exhibit, Night and Day, The World of the 1920s. You can follow the previous link to the slideshow of the exhibit on the Lacis site, but I took my own photos as I love the unique design of vintage costume and it's not easy to see some of the handmade lace and hand-sewn bead embellishments. I took so many photos that I'll still have lots to show you next week! Feel free to click on each of the photos to see the lace and beading in more detail.
By the way, the mannequins are period-correct (dating from the late 1870s to the 1930s) and are made of wax, right down to their teeth. Their hair is actually human hair! You can read more about them here.
First, some lovely daywear. I was stunned at how lovely the crocheted lace is on the bottom dress; it is handmade, of course. I wonder how many hours were spent in lacemaking before the dress was made (it is handsewn as well):
I hope that you enjoyed this edition of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Don't miss next week for more vintage costume and accessories!