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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style which has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, is a major new exhibition celebrating 100 years of fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue. The magazine was founded in 1916 when the First World War made transatlantic shipments of American Vogue impossible. […]

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at The Wilson, Cheltenham

Having missed Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon during its run at the National Portrait Gallery this summer, we were thrilled to hear that the exhibition was transferring to The Wilson, Cheltenham. This remarkable collection of rarely seen photographs follows the captivating rise of Hepburn from her early years in […]

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Liberty In Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Liberty In Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Arthur Lasenby Liberty founded his Liberty empire 140 years ago. What began as a warehouse supplying fashionable goods from the Far East, Liberty’s distinctive style and approach (Arthur Liberty’s ambition was to create a new fashion rather than follow the existing styles) soon made it the source and originator of […]

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An umbrella to brighten the dullest of days

An umbrella to brighten the dullest of days

The English summer seems to be rather late in arriving this year, and umbrellas are still a necessity well into May. But when the thought of carrying yet another nondescript black umbrella seems too boring to contemplate, the Fulton ‘Birdcage’ provides the perfect alternative. Founded in 1956 by engineer and […]

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Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile museum have mounted the first serious exhibition to showcase the work of fashion designer, Thea Porter. For nearly two decades, from 1968, Porter created clothes made from sumptuous fabrics that drew much of their inspiration from an exotic view of the Middle East. Born in Jerusalem […]

by × February 8, 2015 × 0 comments

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Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937, The Photographers’ Gallery

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937, The Photographers’ Gallery

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937 has its UK premiere at The Photographers’ Gallery, presenting over 200 vintage prints, many on public display for the first time since the 1930s. Steichen was universally regarded as the first ‘modern’ fashion photographer. He was originally appointed to […]

by × November 1, 2014 × 0 comments

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Jewelry By Joan Rivers

Jewelry By Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers adored jewelry. That much was obvious; whenever you think of her, you think of the bold glitzy statement necklaces or bejewelled fingers (and not just the middle one!). But few knew just how serious and knowledgeable Joan was about jewelry. Even as a child, she would spend hours […]

by × September 30, 2014 × 3 comments

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Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 at the V&A, London

Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 at the V&A, London

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 features more than 80 of the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding outfits from the V&A’s enviable collection. The exhibition which has been curated by Edwina Ehrman, the museum’s curator of textiles and fashion, traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its interpretation by […]

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I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood is an exquisite, glossy homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. A book that every lover of the ‘golden era’ of film-making should have on their coffee table. Comprising a selection of unpublished essays written by British-born twin brothers, […]

by × February 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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Cartier: Style and History, Grand Palais, Paris.

Cartier: Style and History, Grand Palais, Paris.

You know you’re in for a true spectacle, when Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara (the Halo diadem) looks comparatively modest. Cartier: Style and History, currently showing at the Grand Palais, covers more than a century at the house of Cartier. Beginning with the French maison’s birth in 1847 and carrying on […]

by × January 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

“Fashion is a vampiric thing, it’s the hoover on your brain. That’s why I wear the hats, to keep everyone away from me.” – Isabella Blow. At Isabella Blow’s funeral in 2007, Rupert Everett read the eulogy and described his friend as ”her own creation in a world of copycats”. There […]

by × November 22, 2013 × 0 comments

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Pearls at the V&A

Pearls at the V&A

‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls’ – Coco Chanel  Pearls, is a collaborative exhibition between the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority, which explores the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire to the present day. More than 200 pieces of jewellery and works of art are on display, […]

by × October 20, 2013 × 0 comments