The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 - 1957

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  1. SarahLouise

    SarahLouise Practically Family

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    I wasn't sure whether to put this in the 'Events' section or here so mods feel free to move!

    The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 - 1957 is an exhibition currently on at the V&A in London. I haven't been yet but will definitely go soon as it looks really good. Has anybody here been and what were your thoughts? There are some wonderful photographs of the outfits on display and further information on the website here. You can also design and print your own 1950s dress pattern!
     
  2. cemetarian

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    Obviously it's a long drive from here in Texas, but I have a cyber friend who works at the V&A and he's been talking about it for a while now........it looks fabulous.........if you go get pix and stuff and share......
     
  3. imoldfashioned

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    Yes, please do take lots of pictures! I'll be buying the book but it's always so neat to see snaps from the actual exhibit. It's breaking my heart that I can't go to this one, the website is chock-full of eye candy. http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1486_couture/

    They're also having an exhibit of Lee Miller's work that I'd love to see. Darn the Atlantic anyway!
     
  4. Ada Veen

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    I went on monday! It was unfortunately far too dark to take pictures but I really enjoyed it.
     
  5. Kishtu

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    The lovely Bertie W. got me the book a couple of weeks ago.

    I've been cribbing design ideas out of it ever since lol

    Beautiful book, although not cheap.
     
  6. ~*Red*~

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    My friend just got home from London the other day and she said she went to this and that it was FABULOUS! And what a friend she is too, she gave me the pamphlet-book that they got on the tour...I can't imagine having seen all of these in person! You Londoners are some lucky gals!!:D
     
  7. Laura Chase

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    I just came back to London. It was an amazing exhibition, the quantity of beautiful objects left me breathless. It was very Dior heavy, and I learned that I am much more interested in the everyday wear of the era than I am in the fancy evening dresses.

    The Lee Miller exhibition was amazing too, maybe even more so from an art historical point of view. They had original copies of Vouge that you could look through, that was really fun.

    Unfortunately, they did not allow people to photograph, so I don't have any pictures to show you.
     
  8. imoldfashioned

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    Thanks for the reports girls. It makes sense from a conservation viewpoint that they don't allow photography but there's always so many details I notice in person that I want to immortalize. I tried to take photos with no flash at the Poiret exhibit this Spring (that was allowed there by the way!) but they were disasterous. Ah, well. Christmas can't come fast enough, I want that book!

    Slightly off topic, but did any of you in the UK get to that exhibit of Her Majesty's clothes--I think it was for the anniversary of her coronation--a few years ago? I read reports that it was particulary good exhibit from a similar era as The Golden Age of Couture.
     
  9. miss_elise

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  10. Vintage Verve

    Vintage Verve New in Town

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    I am going on Sunday 8th Feb (if I don't set a date, I'm afraid I'll miss it)!

    I'm taking a couple of other Melbourne Fashion bloggers with me so it should be a hoot! Can't wait to see all those gorgeous dresses with my own eyes.
     
  11. La Julia

    La Julia One of the Regulars

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    oh, you ladies are so lucky!

    Any pictures?
     
  12. miss_elise

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    you can't take pics in the exhibit... they even make you turn off your phones...

    but there are some awesome pics on the v&a website... and the book is just divine
     
  13. Vintage Verve

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    Girls. It was a wonderful exhibition. Worth every minute of the four hour drive to get there and back from Melbourne.

    Alas, no photos, but I am doing a follow up post on my blog with some of my favourite dresses, scanned from the hefty catalogue. The post is due to be published tomorrow morning at 10.00am Melbourne time (got to love being able to schedule posts in advance!).

    Drop by my Blog and check it out.

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