From 16 July to 25 October 2015, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga (Latvia)is hosting the exhibition “Invitation to the Centenary Ball. 1915–2015”presenting the most glamorous evening gowns from the private collection of the outstanding fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev, Paris.
What could be more desirable, more romantic than an invitation to the ball? A ball is a combination of music and dance, the aroma of perfumes, sparkling eyes, rustling taffeta material and shining glitter, a haze of tulle and delightful lace patterns… Over the past century, hundreds of designers and tailors have made the attempt to pander to the refined tastes of top-notch customers creatively, in this matchless great fashion genre. Ball gowns continually enrapture and excite, as they embody the female dream!