Tag: exhibition

The Favourite Costumes On Show At Kensington Palace

Costumes from a new feature film exploring the relationships and power struggles of Queen Anne and two of her closest female attendants will once again shine a light on this largely forgotten British monarch. Once a favoured home of Queen Anne, ...

How to Embrace Casanova in the #MeToo Era

The gaze of scandalous, cheating libertine Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) has been taken as the central viewpoint of a new exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts based on The Story of My Life - his unrivaled account of 18th-century European ...

V&A Announces Huge Christian Dior Exhibition

Spanning from 1947 to the present day Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams will open at the V&A in February 2019 to trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers. The exhibition will present over 500 ...

Artist Makes Accurate Historical Dresses from Paper

Belgian contemporary artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter who creates stunning replicas of historical dresses in paper. The late designer Hubert de Givenchy called her "one of a kind; with a single sheet of paper, she creates the most ...

Star Wars and the Power of Costume at Detroit Institute of Arts

A new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts will display original Star Wars costumes and explore the artistry behind their creation. BB-8, Yoda and an Ewok join more than 60 original costumes from the first seven movies in the Star Wars ...

Recreating the Grande Descente of an Ocean Liner

The luxurious staircase that formed a quintessential part of every elite 20th Century ocean liner was a profound showcase for the outfits of fashionable patrons. The V&A recreated this event in its exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style with a ...

Clare Spencer: From Flea Market to High Fashion

Clare Spencer worked in vintage from an early age before sourcing for major film costumiers. Alongside significant academic work in new fields of fashion history she started her own business providing historical pieces for high-end fashion brands as ...

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