mid 19th century, England. Vest for a woman of machine-knitted natural wool. Fully fashioned. Hip length with ribbed welt, shaped to the waist and breasts, and has a high round neck and short sleeves with ribbed welts. It fastens neck to waist in the centre front with the opening reinforced with a band of fine wool. With cotton placket and mother of pearl buttons. There is an open-work knitted mark on the back right hip. via V&A Museum
Pair of Cream fingerless mittens made of machine knitted silk./1840-1850 /England via V&A Museum
Rüpert von Rom; Must see of the Month is McQueen in the V&A
It’s time for everyone to go to London. If there was anytime to start saving up for a trip to London town, it’s now. The grand, the fabulous, the illustrious fashion house of Alexander McQueen comes with an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. After the overwhelming succes of the same exhibition in New York City in 2011, it’s now time for us Europeans to gawk at the ‘Savage Beauty’ of the late Alexander McQueen.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. 14 March – 2 August 2015.
I have got a wonderful new exhibition for you as this month’s must-see.
Go to London because the Victoria and Albert Museum has got another exhilarating show for you.
Celebrating almost 70 years of italian fashion, the exhibition ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014’ is a total MUST-SEE for any fashion darling like myself.
The exhibition will draw out the defining factors unique to the Italian fashion industry. My advise to you: indulge yourselves in London in the glamour that is italian fashion.
And remember: Italians do it better.
Valentino posing with models nearby Trevi Fountain. Rome, Artist: Date: July 1967 (Courtesy of The Art Archive / Mondadori Portfolio / Marisa Rastellini)
British-born US actress Elizabeth Taylor attends a reception in Venice on September 20, 1967. AFP PHOTO – dida: Elizabeth Taylor at the masked ball in Hotel Ca Rezzonico, Venice 1967, wears her necklace and earrings in platinum with emeralds and diamonds