OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- A new exhibit at the Oshkosh Public Museum is trying to show that the concept of "bling" is not a new one.
Curators there are organizing an exhibit called "Bling!" that showcases fashion from 1869 to 1969, with a special emphasis on over-the-top fashion adornments.
For thousands of years, civilizations have used clothing and embellishments to adorn the body.
The exhibit will feature more than 50 pieces from numerous 20th century designers, including a delicate lace-trimmed cocktail dress by Jo Copeland, whose work regularly graced the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar in the early- to mid-1900s.
"Bling!" runs Sept. 10 through January 1.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)