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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 […]

by × October 12, 2015 × 0 comments

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

The transformative power of extreme footwear is explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. On display are more than 250 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world, many for the first time. Curator, Helen Persson, has sourced shoes from private individuals, wardrobes […]

by × July 26, 2015 × 0 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 […]

by × May 1, 2014 × 0 comments

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Angels: Dressing The Entertainment Industry

Angels: Dressing The Entertainment Industry

Angels first appeared on my radar a few years back, when I hired a rather fetching Wonder Woman costume for a fancy dress party. Unlike many naff outfits for hire, it was beautifully made. In fact, so life-like was the glossy Linda Carter wig, that many guests mistook it for […]

by × June 20, 2012 × 0 comments

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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