So the countdown is at 3 days…3 days! In just 72 hours I will be headed to London, Nice, and Monaco for a whirlwind visit to Europe. And I cannot wait! While I’m in London I’m heading to some very exciting exhibitions and gallery spaces. Here’s a quick list of where I’m headed and what I’ll be writing about when I get back:
1. Ballgowns: British Glamour from the 1950s at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. As I’ve stated previously, I’m very excited to see this exhibition as well as the newly renovated fashion gallery. I’ve heard such great things about this exhibition and know the curators personally so I’m chomping at the bit to get to this show!
2. British Design: 1948 - 2012: Innovation in the Modern Age at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This expansive exhibition features all areas of design, not just fashion and dress. However, I think it will be an educational and exciting show to see.
3. Christian Louboutin at the Design Museum. This high-impact exhibition has recently broken attendance records for the Design Museum, meaning it should be pretty packed any day of the week. Louboutin’s have been a status symbol for years and it was only a matter of time before the shoes hit the museum world, as many owners revere their Louboutin’s as pieces of art. See views of the exhibition from British Vogue if you can’t make it yourself!
4. Victoria Revealed and Diana: Glimpses of a Modern Princess at Kensington Palace. I love the Kensington Palace and am thrilled to see it after it’s newly finished renovation. And who knows, maybe I’ll get a glimpse of Kate Middleton (a girl can dream!).
Unfortunately, I won’t have time to see everything I’d like to see. I’d love to make it back to the Museum of London to explore their fashion gallery again but with such a short trip I have to put this off for a later trip. I would also like to go into the London College of Fashion gallery, Fashion Space Gallery, to see their latest exhibition on Fashion Illustrations - maybe in the future!
(Photographs courtesy of the V&A and Kensington Palace)