September 10, 2011 - March 4, 2012

Paris, Milan, New York ... all have nothing on Oshkosh when it comes to fashion.

Taking the runway this fall is Bling!, a show-stopping fashion exhibit that puts the spotlight on 100 years of high-class style and clothing embellishments. The display explores the art of fashion through the exhibition of haute couture styles dating from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Fifty dresses, countless accessories and ages of fashion gossip make this exhibit ready to do its little turn on the catwalk.

The exhibit grants backstage access to the richest styles of the century and showcases over-embellished fashions and designer duds, all from the collections of the Oshkosh Public Museum. Ornate bustle dresses, elegant Titanic-era gowns and dazzling flapper sheaths sparkle with 100 years of bling. Presidential inauguration gowns, bridal trousseaus and dresses fit for queens are accented by an eclectic display of tres chic accessories, including hats, clutches and parasols. One strut through this showroom of sophisticated silhouettes and fashionable froufrou will have you saying "oh là là."

The Museum extends a special thank you to exhibit guest curator Scott Jorgenson.