The V&A’s latest exhibition ‘Records and Rebels’ is less about fashion, which is what we’ve seen from them in recent years, and more about the counterculture revolution that grew in the late 1960s and its effect on fashion, music, design, art and social attitudes. Its trip down memory lane is a little trippy, moving from the Swinging Sixties of London’s Carnaby Street to California communes and festivals, as well as covering the emergence of the computer age and Silicon Valley, sexual freedom, race equality, environmentalism, consumerism, and the civil rights movement, all pulled together by the late John Peel’s impressive record
So apparently one pair of shoes can change your life, well according to Cinderella. I understand that footwear can provoke intense feelings of desire and lust, we all have those killer heels on our wish-list, but can a pair of shoes really change your life? Well, the V&A’s latest fashion exhibition, ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’, is much more than just showcasing gorgeous heels, it delves into the transformation power of extreme footwear, as well as exploring the agonising aspect and euphoria of wearing shoes. There is a lot to see, more than 250 pairs of shoes are on display across
There was an excitement and a sadness in the air at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty preview at the V&A, excitement at the exhibition finally coming home – we’ve waited nearly five years, as well as a sense of remembrance at who Lee Alexander McQueen was, and the legacy he has left with his creativity and talent.
When the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York honoured Alexander McQueen’s brilliance with a retrospective exhibition back in 2011 I knew I had to see it, sadly a press trip I was suppose to be going on was postponed and I missed it by a few days. Since then I have hoped, prayed and signed numerous online petitions to see the exhibition here in the UK and was ecstatic when my favourite museum the V&A announced they would be bringing the sold-out Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition to London.
With the excitement of planning a wedding I was really looking forward to seeing the V&A’s latest fashion exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, because who doesn’t love to look at wedding gowns, especially when they include dresses worn by Gwen Stefani, Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese.