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Arts & Culture, Fashion

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Coronation 1953

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Coronation 1953

‘Opposite are row upon row of peeresses mounting towards the very roof: They look like a lovely hunk of fruit cake; the damson jam of the velvet bordered with the clotted cream of ermine and sprinkled with the sugar of diamonds’ – Norman Hartnell – The largest exhibition ever mounted […]

by × July 27, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment

Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment

Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment, now showing at the Fashion and Textile Museum, is a fascinating and rather lovely retrospective of London couture, examining the impact of royal celebrity on 20th century British fashion. The beautiful collection – assembled here to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year […]

by × November 27, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

I was disappointed to have missed the opening of Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 at the V&A a few weeks back; not just for the fact that it’s a spectacular exhibition celebrating the very British tradition of creating magnificent gowns, but for the opportunity to catch up with some old […]

by × June 11, 2012 × 0 comments