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In 2007, a fashion exhibit called Couture opened at the Victoria & Albert museum in London. It featured an incomparable installation of gowns from Dior, Balenciaga and Dessès—gowns worn in Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon photographs—and the exhibit broke the museum's century-old attendance records. Next week, "The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957" opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. It's the only museum in the United States where the exhibit will be shown, and Racked will be heading to Nashville to cover the opening first-hand on June 18. Watch this space—and if you're a fashion lover in, around, or within driving distance of Nashville, we hope you get a chance to see it. [Diamond Star Halo]