I managed to snatch a couple of burry photos from their Powerpoint presentation - there were a lot of behind the scenes shots that were a real treat.
This 1860's dress is featured in the exhibition to display the roller printing techniques that were newly developed. What didn't make the exhibition cut was the matching day bodice:
Exciting, right? Well, the audience thought so - there was an audible gasp when the picture flashed on the screen. Kamer also explained that this day bodice has hook and eye tape down the front, which is the earliest example he's seen of that. (Hope I got that info right - I was madly taking pictures and notes and probably didn't get everything right!)
Another crowd favorite is this dress from the 1830's:
Aren't those beret sleeves delish? Here's a couple more (fuzzy-wuzzy) shots from the screen.
Bottom and Interior Views
THE SLEEVE FOLDS FLAT!!! Pure genius.
It kind of reminds me of this, but the pink one is way cooler. :)