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Petersen Museum -- "Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles," August 2010

There was much to see during my return to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in August 2010. I ended up spending two consecutive afternoons there. This gallery is the first of five on my 2010 visits. It features the exhibition "Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles," produced in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum, and on display July 24, 2010, through Jan. 23, 2011.

"Streamlined silhouettes in fashion evolved with and complemented the new, more slippery shapes of automobiles of the 1930s," the show's introduction says. "As more aerodynamically efficient closed cars became a regular part of daily life, the pioneering open-air machines that necessitated the use of protective motoring gear quickly became things of the past. This development made it feasible for motorists to wear clothes suited for their destination rather than for their journey."

The cars shown are from the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection. Most of the non-automotive objects are from the collection of the Phoenix Art Museum. For more information about the exhibit, click on this link: http://www.petersen.org .

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Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles ... 1937 Delage D-8 Coupe Aerosport
Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles ... 1937 Delage D-8 Coupe Aerosport
1937 Delage D-8 Coupe Aerosport by Latourneur et Marchand
1937 Delage D-8 Coupe Aerosport by Latourneur et Marchand
Bergdorf Goodman evening dress, 1938, rayon charmeuse with plastic buckle
Bergdorf Goodman evening dress, 1938, rayon charmeuse with plastic buckle
Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles
Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles
Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles
Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles
Paquin day coat, 1932, wool, French; Bergdorf Goodman evening dress, 1930, rayon; Mille Oppenhein evening dress, 1933-4, lame
Paquin day coat, 1932, wool, French; Bergdorf Goodman evening dress, 1930, rayon; Mille Oppenhein evening dress, 1933-4, lame
1938 Delahaye Type 135M Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi, one of 10 made and one of three known survivors
1938 Delahaye Type 135M Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi, one of 10 made and one of three known survivors
1938 Delahaye Type 135M Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi, one of 10 made and one of three known survivors
1938 Delahaye Type 135M Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi, one of 10 made and one of three known survivors
Paquin day coat, 1932, wool, French, and Jeanne Lanvin day ensemble, 1937, wool, French
Paquin day coat, 1932, wool, French, and Jeanne Lanvin day ensemble, 1937, wool, French
1913 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout; left, duster, 1890s-1900, linen; and duster, 1909, linen ...
1913 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout; left, duster, 1890s-1900, linen; and duster, 1909, linen ...
... sporting suit, 1910, linen; motoring coat, 1910, silk; and H. Greenbl & Co. fur coat, 1927, racoon fur
... sporting suit, 1910, linen; motoring coat, 1910, silk; and H. Greenbl & Co. fur coat, 1927, racoon fur
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio
Day dress, 1926-7, cotton and rayon velvet, cotton broadcloth; motoring helmet, 1920s; goggles
Day dress, 1926-7, cotton and rayon velvet, cotton broadcloth; motoring helmet, 1920s; goggles
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Town Landaulet by Hooper
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Town Landaulet by Hooper
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Town Landaulet by Hooper
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Town Landaulet by Hooper
Joseph Cipolari evening cape, late 1920s, wool, and Gabrielle Chanel evening dress, 1928, metal sequins on silk tulle, French
Joseph Cipolari evening cape, late 1920s, wool, and Gabrielle Chanel evening dress, 1928, metal sequins on silk tulle, French
Joseph Cipolari evening cape, late 1920s, wool, and Gabrielle Chanel evening dress, 1928, metal sequins on silk tulle, French
Joseph Cipolari evening cape, late 1920s, wool, and Gabrielle Chanel evening dress, 1928, metal sequins on silk tulle, French
1937 SS-100 Jaguar, formerly owned by singer Mel Torme
1937 SS-100 Jaguar, formerly owned by singer Mel Torme
Left, Bergdorf Goodman evening dress, 1935, rayon crepe; evening gown and bolero jacket, 1938, silk crepe with rayon fringe ...
Left, Bergdorf Goodman evening dress, 1935, rayon crepe; evening gown and bolero jacket, 1938, silk crepe with rayon fringe ...
... right, Jeau Carol Original dress, early-mid 1930s, printed cotton ...
... right, Jeau Carol Original dress, early-mid 1930s, printed cotton ...
Palm Beach Co. suit, early-mid 1930s, wool/cotton blend; and Sophie Gimbel for Saks cape, dress, belt, 1935, embroidered silk
Palm Beach Co. suit, early-mid 1930s, wool/cotton blend; and Sophie Gimbel for Saks cape, dress, belt, 1935, embroidered silk
1937 Cord 812 Convertible Coupe, designed by Gordon Buehrig
1937 Cord 812 Convertible Coupe, designed by Gordon Buehrig
1937 Cord 812 Convertible Coupe, with period undergarments that helped make streamlined silhouettes in fashion possible
1937 Cord 812 Convertible Coupe, with period undergarments that helped make streamlined silhouettes in fashion possible
Evening shoes
Evening shoes
Women's accessories and perfumes
Women's accessories and perfumes
From left, Paquin evening coat, 1930-1, silk chiffon with fur trim; dress, 1935-6, rayon crepe
From left, Paquin evening coat, 1930-1, silk chiffon with fur trim; dress, 1935-6, rayon crepe
Hattie Carnegie dress, 1939, printed silk
Hattie Carnegie dress, 1939, printed silk
From left, Paquin evening coat, 1930-1, silk chiffon with fur; dress, 1935-6. rayon crepe; Hattie Carnegie dress, 1939, silk
From left, Paquin evening coat, 1930-1, silk chiffon with fur; dress, 1935-6. rayon crepe; Hattie Carnegie dress, 1939, silk
1934 La Salle Series 350 Convertible Coupe
1934 La Salle Series 350 Convertible Coupe