Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What’s On At the V&A?

Remember the Vivienne Westwood exhibition we mentioned some time ago? Right now, the Victoria and Albert Museum has so much on we feel like jumping on a plane back to Blighty tomorrow.

Fashion-ology, 2 February - 23 April 2006
This exhibition reflects Anna Piaggi's exciting life as a fashion editor, muse, trendsetter and style icon. One of her dearest work tools, a bright red 1969 typewriter is shown, and judging by the way we usually see her, she'll have that typewriter teamed up with matching red lips. Way to go, woman (though not sure if that old typewriter is still hanging on). But just look at her - don't you think she looks great here... totally over the top of course. Expect to see samples like her Double Pages for Italian Vogue, or Doppie Pagine as they call it. Her book Anna Piaggi's Fashion Algebra is most likely sold here too.

Popaganda, 1 February - 1 May 2006
JC De Castelbajac - or JCDC as he's called amongst kids. Castelbajac, who's been in the industry for 40 years, is mostly famous for his colourful designs and love of humour. Art dresses shaped like Coke bottles, soup cans, and Lucky Strike cigarette packs are part of his repertoire. He's also designed garments for Charlies Angels' Farah Fawcett, Pope John Paul II (!), Diana Ross and Madonna to name a few.


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