Fashion Through the Ages

For those that don’t know, the V&A Museum  in London is the world’s greatest museum of art and design.  It hosts a permanent collection of ‘fashion through the ages’ that is a must-see for anyone interested in fashion design.  For a limited time there has also been the opportunity to view an exhibition entitled  Ballgowns British Glamour since 1950.  There are about 60 gowns on show including designs by Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Erdem.  Showcasing royal ballgowns as well, the Princess Diana “Elvis Dress‘ designed by Catherine Walker was my favourite – a white beaded dress with matching bolero jacket – absolute elegance.  Unfortunately you weren’t allowed to take any photos.

‘Fashion through the ages’ was a fantastic trip down memory lane.  ‘What is style’ has changed and evolved, through clothing becoming more practical in design, but also in fabrics and textures used.  For me, I enjoyed seeing the fashion from the 1930’s to 1950’s including Dior, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga and Chanel – the craftsmanship and elegance was just beautiful.  Enjoy the show. 

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I fell into the art of style quite by accident. There was no defining moment when I decided that I knew what I wanted to do. I want people to feel good about themselves. Many don’t know where to shop and/or how to wear fashion. It has never been solely about cost, but of finding quality at a reasonable price and being able to wear - to suit your own figure, style and fashion. Join me as we explore – What is Style? Yellow Tulip

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