06 May Gwynn’s Picks: Gibbes Museum of Art
In late winter, the Gwynn’s Studios team decided it was time to step into spring! We have had enough of our chilly temps (well, chilly for Charleston), and were ready to pack our bags for SS19! As we embarked on our next photoshoot concept, we wanted to share another ‘Gwynn’s pick’ – our blog series of where we recommend tourists and locals alike wear their Gwynn’s fashions and experience the best of Charleston from an insider’s perspective.
Without a shadow of a doubt, we knew we wanted to highlight The Gibbes Museum of Art nestled in the Charleston Historic District. The museum presents an innovative series of six to eight exhibitions a year and hold nearly 10,000 works of fine art. Their marble floors and spiral staircases are just as breathtaking as their curated courtyard and we knew our works of fashion ‘art’ would look divine amongst its interiors.
The Gibbes is also home to several Charleston gala events, so it was the perfect backdrop to showcase some of our evening and cocktail gown selections, like this one below from Talbot Runhof, that recently awarded us Best Dress Attire from Mount Pleasant Magazine for 2019.
We also knew their courtyard would be the perfect Parisian-inspired oasis to showcase some of our SS19 collections including fashions from Lafayette 148, Akris Official and AGL Shoes to name a few. The museum offers a café for patrons, too. It marks the second location for one of our favorite avocado toast hot spots, The Daily, which is also known for the occasional Austen sighting (cue #Charm fans!) given the close proximity to his apartment. Whether you are sightseeing in Charleston for the very first time, or touring the Gibbes as a Holy City native, we wanted to showcase a variety of looks best for a day of exploring or an evening of galivanting amidst the gas lanterns.
The Gibbes holds the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston. We feel strongly in the Gibbes mission to showcase art’s gift; “to see inside someone’s heart, mind, and soul and feel what they felt.” That is why the Gibbes is our latest ‘Gwynn’s pick’. You can shop the latest Spring/Summer collections in-store Monday-Saturday from 10A-7P. Allow our experienced stylists to spring your wardrobe forward to warmer temps, breezy linen, denim jackets and more. Or get inspiration for the latest timeless and trendy pieces by following us on our Instagram, @GwynnsofMountP.
Photos: Clay Austin
Models: @IAMMASHAO, @ALYSHADUFF, @OLIVIABAKER