There's something special about visiting a fashion exhibit. You get exposed to varying cuts, styles, materials and designs. Each garment offers insight into the inner workings of that period. It's more than fashion, it's history and in some cases art combined. With this said, there are a couple of upcoming fashion exhibits that will be taking place across the pond. If your travels take you there, I'm sure you'll want to make it a point to visit these.
"House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at the Chatsworth"
About three hours North of London sits Chatsworth House.
This House will showcase designs worn by "the Cavendish family, including Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the 16th century; the 18th century 'Empress of Fashion' Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; and Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire. Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the Mitford sisters; model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy will also be central to the show," according to the Chatsworth House.
With this range of individuals, you can imagine there will also be many designers behind the fashions. These individuals and brands include Jean Phillipe Worth, Christian Dior, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Vetements.
What most excites me about this exhibit is the fashions, of course, but also the rest of the exhibit, as I am looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. The other items I'm referring to and are included in this exhibit are jewelry, archival material, designs and textiles and personal family collections, including items belonging to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Hamish Bowles, international editor-at-large at American Vogue, is the curator of this exhibit.
"House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at the Chatsworth" runs from March 25 to October 22, 2017. Learn more at Chatsworth House.
"Diana: Her Fashion Story"
Meanwhile, back in London, "Diana: Her Fashion Story" opens in February and showcases a range of outfits she wore with some only recently rediscovered and acquired by Historic Royal Palaces.
"[This exhibit] will trace the evolution of the Princess’ style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life," shared Historic Royal Palaces. "From her earliest royal engagements, everything Diana wore was closely scrutinized, and the exhibition will explore how she navigated her unique position in the public eye: learning to use her image to engage and inspire people and to champion the causes she cared about."
Designs range from suits by Catherine Walker to the pale pink Emanuel blouse Diana wore in her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon to the iconic blue velvet gown she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House.
In addition to garments, there will be some of the original fashion sketches on display.
"Diana: Her Fashion Story" opens on February 24, 2017. Learn more at Historic Royal Palaces.
I can't wait! Both should be great shows.
P.S. Be sure to pack your Adea Leggings and boots for the trip - a comfy and stylish combination.
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Last week we introduced you to the newly opened Hudson Yards and provided lots of basic, down-to-earth information. CLICK HERE for a fantastic video of the grand opening ceremony (sound on/full screen). This week we’re going to focus on the shops and restaurants you will find as well as “The Vessel” (New York’s answer to the Eiffel Tower) and “The Shed” (a performance and exhibition space that expands and contracts).
No matter where you are in the world today, it seems one cannot escape politics. As I do not want this post to be an oxymoron, my goal is to keep it on topic - politics in fashion?. It was not that long ago, I cancelled one of my previously beloved fashion magazines (and as you read this, it wasn't American Vogue). Without thinking twice, I cited the reason being that I was a subscriber to this magazine because it used to be about fashion, now it was about fashion and politics.
On April 15, 2019 a fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Since I had seen this magnificent structure in my early twenties I found this horrific news very upsetting. I was grateful that we had scheduled an outing to the recently opened Hudson Yards on the West Side of Manhattan. It was a welcome distraction because this creation of a “brand new neighborhood” was overwhelming. I have 10 pages of typed research notes that I plan to break down into bite-sized points to give you a quick overview of this astounding venture.
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