Friday, 30 May 2014

London Fashion Exhibitions

Super excited! We have just booked a trip to London in August. Most 19 year old girls look forward to the shopping when they go to London, but what I love is all the great exhibitions (I won't say no to a bit of shopping as well though!) In recent years exhibitions I have gone to see are Valentino, Grace Kelly, Hollwood costumes, Ballgowns and many others.

In preparation for my upcoming trip to London I have been researching current fashion exhibitions in London. I thought I would share these with you all in case you are planning a trip to London or live there and are looking for something to do at the weekend.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
A collection of more than 165 couture and ready to wear garments designed by the French couturier. Highlights are famous pieces worn by Madonna and Kylie Minogue.
Location: Barbican
Dates: 9 April 2014 - 25 August 2014
Times: 10am- 8:30pm
Prices: Adult-£14.50 Student-£9 

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding dresses old and new, including the purple wedding dress worn by Dita von Teese.
Location: The V&A
Dates: 3 May 2014- 15 March 2015
Times: 10am- 5pm
Prices: Adult-£12 Student-£8

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014
Yet another must see fashion exhibition at the V&A this summer. Am so dissapointed that it will have finished by the time I go in August. There are pieces by Armani, Missoni, Valentino, Gucci, Prada, Versace.. (basicically every well known Italian fashion designer.)
Location: The V&A
Dates: 5 April 2014- 27 July 2014
Times: 10am- 5pm
Prices: Adults-£12 Students-£8

Return of the Rudeboy
An exhibition of the Rudeboy style which originated on the streets of Kingston in Jamaica during the 1950's.
Location: Somerset House

Dates: 13 June 2014- 25 August 2014
Times: 10am- 6pm
Prices: Free!

Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture and Fashion
The Rebozo is a Mexican shawl which was made famous by the artist Frida Kahlo. This is the first ever exhibition on the Rebozo.
Location: Fashion and Textile Museum
Dates: 6 June 2014- 31 August 2014 
Times: 11am- 6pm
Prices: Adult-£8.80 Student-£5.50

So there you have it, 5 must see fashion exhibitions on in London now or coming very soon. Are you going to any of these exhibitions? Have you already been to one which you would recommend?


  1. Did you see the Valentino when it was at the Somerset house? I was there as well! The queues were mad! I saw the Wedding Dresses last month- definitely worth a visit! xx

    1. Yes I did see the Valentino exhibition at Somerset House, so beautiful! I must have been lucky when I went the queue wasn't very long. Glad to know that the wedding dresses one is worth it!

  2. I live in London and wasn't aware of any of the above. Thank you for sharing. I think you're going to had a fab trip if you're this organised!!
    Claire xx | somewhere... beyond the sea

    1. Hahaa I like to do my research!

  3. ohh thanks for the lowdown! and how exciting that you're coming to London! if you need any help or tips, please don't hesitate to get in touch :) x

    1. I'm so excited! Thanks so much for the offer :)