Through the Decades Fashion Show.

Models after the Through the Decades Fashion Show.

Last Friday, September 10th, I had the privilege of sitting front-row at the Through the Decades Fashion Show at the Art Museum of Austin. Presented by the Art Institute of Austin's Event and Fashion Show Production Class of 2010, the show was comprised of 22 looks that spanned of a fashion timeline from the early 1900s to present day and beyond.

Before the show, I enjoyed delicious food provided by the culinary students from the Art Institute while listening to local band The FreeFlow.

Absolutely delish!

The FreeFlow played a medley of Bob Marley hits.

The show began at 7:30, and it was an absolute delight to be sitting in the front-row. As a definitive restrospect, the show was impressive, especially since the students only had 9 weeks to organize the event. Their hard work paid off, as I felt like I had gone on a journey through a fashion time capsule.

Enjoy going Through the Decades with these photos that were taken by Joe Gomez. Clothing, accessories, and shoes for the show were provided by local boutiques Blackbird, Buffalo Exchange, and Buckle.

1900s-inspired dress and jacket provided by Blackbird. 1920s: cream drop-waist mini-dress provided by Blackbird.
1940s-styled button-down and vest from Buffalo Exchange. 1950s style polka-dot dress from Buffalo Exchange.60s retro maxi dress provided by Buffalo Exchange.
70s satin jumpsuit with pleated waist from Betsey Johnson.
1980s-inspired strapless gun print dress provided by Betsey Johnson. 1990s Grunge Era denim vest and plaid button-down from Buffalo Exchange. Futuristic Vagabond: brocade jacket designed by Kerstin Heitzke.
Shorts from Buffalo Exchange.
Stretch denim and liquid black romper designed by Kerstin Heitzke.

Special thanks to Joe Gomez. for the wonderful photos.


  1. So fun, darling!
    Love all the dresses!
    And that brocade jacket is insanely awesome!


  2. Merci Chelsea Girl!

  3. Ooh, what a fabulous event - I would have loved to attend! And that dessert...divine!! :)

  4. Beautiful dresses.. Blackbird got my whole attention

  5. How yummy! A true treat. Art and fashion. Hand in hand. I'd jump into that 70s magical jumper any time.

  6. I love this - what a fun idea! I love how easy it is to see the trends that endure through the years.

  7. Great photos. I love all those outfits. Thanks for sharing those.

  8. The 1900s look might be my fave :-)

  9. I hope this finds you doing well. Take care.

  10. what a cool fashion show. I'm jealous that you get to go to awesome things like this!


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