Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style

Earlier this year, my mom and I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style exhibit. After seeing my photos of the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit a few months ago, my mom wanted to check out the latest costume exhibit.

We invited my godmother and her daughter, (who are basically extensions of our family!), to join us. Last winter, we all went to the MoMA to see the Henry Matisse exhibit together. My godmother is an incredibly talented artist (and even created a piece I’ve had hanging in my childhood room for 20+ years and is now in my apartment!) who has a knack for slowing me and her daughter Virginia down in museums to really stop and appreciate the art. I may not know a lot about art, but I’ve learned that if you have a visceral reaction to something, that makes it art. It’s something special to you. It was such a great experience at the MoMA that we were hoping they would make the trek back to the city to see this costume exhibit. Unfortunately due to some unexpected news, they were unable to join us. My mom was still able come into the city so we decided to have a girls day. We went to my favorite restaurant chain, Sarabeth’s, before admiring the Jacqueline de Ribes collection.

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Let me just say, this collection did not disappoint! I’ll admit, I had never heard of Jacqueline de Ribes before this exhibit, but I was completely starstruck by her collection. The use of color and texture was absolutely breathtaking. My favorite part? Stopping to read her many quotes. Jacqueline was clearly the epitome of glamour and grace. This exhibit will be closing on February 21st, so go while you still can!

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