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World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

I'm not always good about getting these museum pics posted while there's still time for other people to get to the exhibit, but this time, I'm on it!  And this exhibit is so, so, so inspiring!  You really have to go if you're in the Boston area.  

I attended the opening night of the Peabody Essex Museum's WOW or World of Wearable Art exhibit.  The exhibit is fascinating and inspiring and even includes an area where you can make a paper doll with some fancy art clothing!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

And now onto the life size art.  Pieces in WOW -- which is actually a contest out of New Zealand -- must be actually wearable.  You can read all about it here.

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

I think that this lobster was my favorite.  So insanely fabulous in every way!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

You must look at the details on all of these outfits.  From shoes to hats to gloves to accessories, everything has been thought out to the very last detail!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

The artist who made this piece was actually in attendance at the event.  I eavesdropped as she was chatting with some people.  I was too shy to ask any questions myself, but it was interesting to hear her talk about her work:

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

I could have stared at this piece all day and seen something new each and every time.  Love it!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

And I'm not the only one who liked it.  As you can see from the postcard above, the museum used it on advertising.

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

The photos do not do this dress justice.  It was glittery beyond glittery.  Perfect Barbie glittery pink!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

I definitely had a feeling of female empowerment in many of the outfits.

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

There was an exhibit of bras, which included a few taxidermied pieces.  (Hint: 2 of the 3 animal pieces are actual animals.  Can you tell which one is fake?)

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

This outfit is made from zip ties!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum
From the Balzer Designs Blog: World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

So many amazing things to see.  People are so creative.  It's amazing.

This exhibit is definitely worth a visit.  I hope you'll get a chance to see it!

Thanks for stopping by!

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