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?


6 comments:

  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

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    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!

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  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

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    1. Hahaa I like to do my research!

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  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

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

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