12 January 2012

British Glam

There's gads going on in 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and  Fashion and Art are forefront of the London scene.

“Ballgowns, British Glamour Since 1950″ is a must see for me this spring at London's  V & A opening May 19th and running through the beginning of  2013. The museum  is celebrating with the opening of its newly renovated Fashion Galleries and an exhibition of historic haute couture gowns.

Alexander McQueen, S/S 2011. Image: Courtesy Christopher Moore, Catwalking
Alexander McQueen, S/S 2011
 (Christopher Moore, Catwalking)
"Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950" will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights.

Roksanda Illincic silk dress, S/S 2009
 (Christopher Moore, Catwalking)
Displays will include more than 60 dresses including Norman Hartnell gowns designed for Queen Elizabeth in the 1950s, and the satin gown worn by Beyonce when she sang at Barack Obama's inauguration ball in 2009 from London-based couturiers Ralph & Russo.

Erdem printed silk dress, A/W 2008
 (Christopher Moore, Catwalking)
Other gowns in the exhibition include the beaded Catherine Walker 'Elvis' dress created for Diana, Princess of Wales, and designs worn by Bianca Jagger, Daphne Guinness and Sandra Bullock.

Now the never ending question...what will I wear? Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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