The Favourite Costumes On Show At Kensington Palace

The Favourite costumes

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, Kensington Palace was at the heart of court life for almost a century, and its … Read more

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 society. Addressing themes such as travel, the intersection of sex and power, theatricality and identity, and … Read more

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 objects with over 200 rare haute couture garments shown alongside accessories, fashion photography, film, perfume, make-up, … Read more

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 beautiful dresses, the finest costumes, or, simply, a chain of white roses…Whether it becomes a shoe, … Read more

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

Darth Vader Star Wars Costume exhibition detroit

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 saga in “Star Wars and the Power of Costume”, running May 20 – … Read more

Recreating the Grande Descente of an Ocean Liner

V&A exhibition Ocean Liners Speed and Style recreates grande descente of fashion 1920s eveningwear

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 projection of figures descending a mockup staircase in replica 1920s couture eveningwear. For many passengers the … Read more