Friday Photos: Haute Couture at the DMA

Jean Paul Gaultier is known for his attention to even the slightest details when it comes to dressing his runway models; he often reworks and adds accessories at the very last second during his fashion shows. He understands the significance of that ever important “finishing touch”. From handbags to headbands, necklaces to neckties, accessories can transform a dull outfit into a dazzling ensemble. Our final installment of Haute Couture at the DMA highlights some of the finest accessories that the DMA has to offer.

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I hope that these posts will inspire you to find your own fashion favorites the next time you visit the DMA!

Jessica Kennedy

McDermott Intern for Gallery Teaching

Images used:

Sarah Badger Noyes (1747-1788), Attributed to Joseph Badger, c. 1760-1765, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, gift of Faith P. Bybee

Art Beauty Shoppe, Isaac Soyer, 1934, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Public Works of Art Project

Necklace, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India, 19th century, gold, pearls, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of David T. Owsley in memory of his mother Lucy Ball Owsley via the Alconda-Owsley Foundation

Single snake armlet, Roman, 2nd century B.C., gold, chased, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum League Purchase Funds, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green in honor of Virginia Lucas Nick

Figure of a dancer, Mohini, 10th-12th century, marble, Mount Abu area, Rajasthan, India, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation

Bust of a bodhisattva, Kushan, 2nd-3rd century, gray schist, Gandharan region, Pakistan, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Margaret J. and George V. Charlton

Manjusri, Nepal or Tibet, 18th century, gilt bronze, semiprecious stones, Dallas Museum of Art, bequest of Mrs. E.R. Brown

Spanish Woman Wearing a Black Cross, Édouard Manet, 1865, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection

Pair of ear pendants, Greek, Hellenistic Greek, 2nd century B.C., gold, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum League Purchase Funds, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green in honor of Virginia Lucas Nick

Lion head bracelet, Etruscan, Archaic Etruscan, late 6th century BC, gold, blue glass, filigree, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum League Purchase Funds, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green in honor of Virginia Lucas Nick

“The Golden Fleece” ring, Giovanni Corvaja, 2008, 18-karat gold, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Deedie Rose

Man’s necklace (kalabubu), Nias, Indonesia, 19th Century, wood, gold, gold leaf, and brass(?), Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Nasher Foundation in honor of Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher

Folding fan with a courting scene and musical trophies, French or German, c. 1770s-1780s, gouache on double silk leaf, brass, metallic thread, mother-of-pearl, gilding, and paste gems, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection

2 Responses to “Friday Photos: Haute Couture at the DMA”


  1. 1 Hannah Burney December 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I loved this series Jessica! So fun. I especiallly love all the hats worn by the Beauty Shoppe ladies.


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