Théâtre de la Mode
With a world in restoration and a city in great need, the couturiers of Paris banded together after World War II to create one of the most telling and fully complete representations of fashion splendor. The 1945 showing of the Théâtre de la Mode opened up a world of wearing apparel that was “perfection in miniature,” and not lacking a single exquisite detail for which the great haute couture Parisian houses are world famous. The Théâtre de la Mode, permanently housed and preserved by the caring hands of Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington since 1952, lives as one of the most important collections of couture finery and masterworks in the world. Regina Wentworth, traveling to the austere beauty of the Columbia Gorge in Washington State, often drew upon the inspirations of the extraordinary silhouettes and themes in the collection. Tyler Wentworth®, admirer of the retrospective and great innovator of new style from vintage art, follows her aunt’s passions by creating breathtaking beauty inspired by the dramatic masters of the Théâtre de la Mode.