ModCloth Takes a Fashionable Field Trip!

When we heard that the “Balenciaga and Spain” and “Pulp Fashion” exhibitions were coming to San Francisco, we knew it was time to plan an office field trip! So, last week, the ModCloth merchandising and marketing teams headed over to the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor for a day of creative inspiration and fashion education.

We first stopped by the de Young to see “Balenciaga and Spain,” which examined the relationship between haute couture designer Cristóbal Balenciaga and his home country…

… but first, ModSquad Coordinator Emily and Fashion Writer Julie practiced their best fountain poses.

Swoon! We couldn’t get enough of the gorgeous garments from the Balenciaga exhibition, and all left wishing for more occasions to dress up in floor-sweeping gowns.

Many of us couldn’t resist purchasing postcards from the exhibition. Don’t you love the black-and-white postcard on the right?

Social Media Editor Martha may be away from her desk, but her work is always close by! After the exhibition, we trekked over to the museum’s observation tower for a panoramic view of the city. Up in the tower, Martha takes a moment to check on the @ModCloth Twitter. (You may recognize her as the ‘MS’ with whom you tweet with every day!)

A view of the California Academy of Sciences from the de Young observation deck.

After the de Young, we hopped over to the Legion of Honor for “Pulp Fashion,” which featured the incredible, trompe l’oeil paper costumes of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchegrave.

Unfortunately, cameras weren’t allowed in the exhibition, but, hopefully, the two images below from the museum website give you a glimpse of what we saw.

Image via the Legion of Honor.

Image via the Legion of Honor.

Can you believe that all of those dresses were crafted from paper?

A happy row of Modsters.

If you’re in San Francisco this summer, we totally recommend that you check these two exhibitions out!

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12 Responses to ModCloth Takes a Fashionable Field Trip!

  1. Jo - Lost in the Haze 05/14/2011 at 2:22 am #

    Oh my goodness, it looks like you had some much fun! (and of course you are all so well dressed too!)

    x
    http://www.lostinthehaze.com

  2. Ktkat 05/14/2011 at 2:49 pm #

    @ Julie: cool Docs!

  3. Naomi 05/14/2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I want this job.

  4. Lindsay 05/14/2011 at 5:10 pm #

    How cool! I got to see the Balenciaga exhibit with my school’s fashion club back in April. I love the white bustier with the black ruffley skirt!

  5. Jennifer 05/14/2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi! I’m a graphic designer at the de Young/Legion! Thanks for swinging by and checking out the exhibitions. And of course, for giving us such great compliments. Glad you guys enjoyed your time.

  6. Bri 05/15/2011 at 1:14 am #

    This sounds just wonderful and inspiring. Those paper dresses are something else! :)

  7. Sunita 05/15/2011 at 10:08 am #

    I am jealous. : )

  8. Danielle 05/15/2011 at 1:17 pm #

    WOW! I am speechless! This exhibit looks stunning and I so wish I could see it!

  9. Samm 05/15/2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Love the pictures, the location is amazing! perfect for (blog)pictures!

    With love, Samm
    @ http://www.afterstylecomesfashion.com

  10. Jenny 05/16/2011 at 12:55 am #

    The Balenciaga exhibition looks amazing. I wish I could see it.

  11. Julie (ModCloth) 05/16/2011 at 1:20 pm #

    @Ktkat, thanks! They were an amazing find at a thrift shop in Portland. Fifteen bucks!

    • Ktkat 05/16/2011 at 5:26 pm #

      Lucky duck!

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