No, I'm not in exile, although I wish I were in Venice at this moment. There is a great looking exhibit called "L’eleganza in esilio – Tra moda e costume, il tempo di Diaghilev" at the Palazzo Mocenigo. I have found a dress, no, the dress, and I am in love. I want to steal every artistic element of it, but mostly the rope-like pearls. But also the pretty drapery. And the lace. And did I mention the pearls? It is a 1913 ballgown, and I love it so much! There's an article here (about the exhibit, not the dress, I'm afraid).
And here are some other pretty dresses from the exhibit.