Monday, May 28, 2012

Jubilee Fever

Hamleys, Regent Street
Jaeger, Regent Street
Liberty, Argyle Street
Asics, Carnaby Street
an update on the famous James Glancy plug, Ganton Street

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ballgowns British Glamour since 1950

Whether you are loving or hating all the Jubilee and Olympic hoo-ha, there is no doubting that is has given us a cultural calender to die for. The latest must see at the Victoria and Albert Museum is Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, charting the traditions of eveningwear from the darlings of the debutantes to red carpet celebrity style.
Staged in the museums newly refurbished fashion galleries, the exhibition showcases more than 60 examples of 'beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers'. The roll call promises treats from the likes of Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan as well as some hot off the catwalk creations from Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Giles Deacon. And as if that wasn't enough there is also a selection of Royal gowns, (cause who does a good frock better than a royal, right?), including a Norman Hartnell gown that was the Queen Mother's. A perfect way to get the Jubilee party started...
Cindy BeadmanYuki, Ossie Clark, Roksanda Illincic
 Elizabeth Emanuel, Mary Katrantzou, Victor Edelstein, Erdem

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, from 19 May 2012 - 6 January 2013. 
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