I don't know about you all, but I still love all things Queens and Princesses. Today, I spent a good part of the afternoon at the LSU Museum of Art in complete wonderment over the Suzanne Perron exhibit. Ms. Perron is a dressmaker, artist, designer extraordinaire who lives in New Orleans and designs gowns for debutantes, carnival queens and maids, as well as wedding gowns. Since I have no access to the grand carnival balls in New Orleans, I have only seen some of these gowns in the pages of (what's left of) the New Orleans paper. So, when this exhibit was announced, I knew I had to see it!
|LSU Museum of Art|
I hope those of you who appreciate dressmaking and artistry (and queens, princesses and brides) will enjoy these photos. I took many, many more and it was difficult choosing which ones to include here!
Gown worn by the 2012 Queen of Carnival (the queen of carnival's gown is always gold) at the Rex Ball:
Gown worn by the 2013 Queen of Mithras:
Gown worn by the 2013 Hermes Queen:
Gown worn by the 2013 Queen of Carnival at the Rex Ball:
A future post will include the wedding gowns on display, as well as some of the actual sketches!
Thanks for visiting!