On Sunday we decide to take a trip to Scotland Street School to see the A La Mode exhibition. In 1912 a new luxury fashion magazine was launched in paris entitled the Journal des Dames at des Modes.
Although it only existed for little more than two years it was seen as a sensation. The fashion prints were produced by some of the leading artists and illustrators of the day. The images were produced using the 'pouchoir' stenciling technique which gave the a richness and depth of colour that is still visible in the surving prints. Glasgow City Council holds 17 volumns of this rare magazine and at are exhibiting forty of the A La Mode prints until the 17 October 2010.
Along side this exhibition Scotland Street School are running several other events and courses. Including Mililinery courses (10 July) Silk Painting (26 June 2010) and Jewellery Design (17 July/21 August) . There are also a series of talks including the illustrated history of the fashion print and fashion during the Belle Epoque 1900-14. for more events www.glasgowmuseums.com