fashion exhibits

I spent a good chunk of my time at work today looking up 50ies bras and Victorian undergarments (and where to buy them).

The delights of preparing an exhibition on fashion. ;D

I was also reminded of that time where I was an idiot and forgot to make a little cushion thingy that goes on the butt to make Victorian skirts look bouncy - so I strapped a sheep pillow/ plushie to my butt. It worked. Good times.

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Beautiful pink silk and Honiton lace parasol, featuring an enamel hand wearing a bracelet inscribed with the words ‘I GOVERN’, acting as the opening mechanism.

Thought to have been presented to Queen Victoria at the opening of Prince Alberts Great Exhibition on the 1st of May 1851.

Royal Collection

Chatsworth House, “House Style” - an exhibition exploring five centuries of fashion and adornment at Chatsworth, from 25 March to 22 October 2017. Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, Spring 1998 collection. Photographed by Veronika Heilbrunner.

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The true gem of the new exhibition “House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion”  showing at the Chatsworth House /March 25 – Oct 22, 2017/ - Magnificent bal gown   from Haute Couture SS 1998 collection designed by John Galliano .

This collection was inspired by extravagant  Marchesa Luisa Casati and one of her legendary costume parties in Paris.

The gown was worn by Stella Tennant, granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, for a Vogue May 2006,  photoshoot  by Mario Testino.

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MET Manus Ex Machina Details-25 par Redd Walitzki