The exhibition “Tízka – kjólar og korselett” (Fashion – Dresses and Corselets”) curated by Icelandic fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, opens at the National Museum of Iceland today and is meant to shed a light on the trends of the 20th century.
On display are custom made dresses and various accessories like shoes, hats, gloves and lingerie. They come from the collection of the National Museum and private parties, as stated on the museum’s website.
The dresses show that Icelandic women were no less fashionable than their counterparts in Paris, London and New York.
They also bear witness to the evolution of the female image through the decades, such as that of the 1950s when the female figure was exaggerated with corselets as promoted by Dior with its debut collection “New Look” in 1947.
The exhibition runs through August 28.