Sunday, 19 April 2015

Fab Friday with Friends & Fashion...

As previously blogged March was a month where I spent most Friday's doing fun things involving fashion, food and  friends...
The last of my Fun & Friends Friday was a day filled with the above in decadent and gorgeous settings... the morning started with an trip to the Victoria & Albert museum to see the critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen exhibition. I saw this exhibition when it was originally staged at the Metropolitan Museum in New York 4 years ago and when I heard that it was coming to London I booked tickets as soon as they were released.
The exhibition is beautifully curated and showcases some of Mcqueens iconic pieces beautifully.
The exhibition is again sited across several rooms which are aesthetically styled to showcase the pieces to their maximum beauty. Original quotes from Mcqueen are engraved into the masonry which seem more poignant now than when I saw it originally in New York.
This feels more personal than NY and I was reduced to tears then, but London somehow feels more personal, especially as you hear Lee narrate his inspiration through sound-bites across each collection and room. It is very much about Lee the Londoner who was infinitely proud of both his London and Scottish roots.
Mcqueen started his craft as an apprentice within the tailors of Saville Row and it is this that sets him apart from his contemporaries and is evident across the designs on show. The first room that you enter is the London room and it is here that this inspiration is most evident.

Mcqueen was a genius of his art and craft, obsessive and so very gifted, this exhibition is a must for any fan of fashion and art. The V&A have done a fabulous job of bringing this exhibition to life and enhancing and evolving the amazing job that the Met did 4 years ago.... if you have a ticket enjoy it truly is a stunning exhibition, if you don't have a ticket then beg & borrow and see this before it closes in the summer.

The exhibition is staged at the glorious V&A, which was beautifully showcased in spring sunshine when we visited.

1 comment:

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I can't wait till July for this!

Victoria x
FlorenceandMary.com

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Fab Friday with Friends & Fashion...

As previously blogged March was a month where I spent most Friday's doing fun things involving fashion, food and  friends...
The last of my Fun & Friends Friday was a day filled with the above in decadent and gorgeous settings... the morning started with an trip to the Victoria & Albert museum to see the critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen exhibition. I saw this exhibition when it was originally staged at the Metropolitan Museum in New York 4 years ago and when I heard that it was coming to London I booked tickets as soon as they were released.
The exhibition is beautifully curated and showcases some of Mcqueens iconic pieces beautifully.
The exhibition is again sited across several rooms which are aesthetically styled to showcase the pieces to their maximum beauty. Original quotes from Mcqueen are engraved into the masonry which seem more poignant now than when I saw it originally in New York.
This feels more personal than NY and I was reduced to tears then, but London somehow feels more personal, especially as you hear Lee narrate his inspiration through sound-bites across each collection and room. It is very much about Lee the Londoner who was infinitely proud of both his London and Scottish roots.
Mcqueen started his craft as an apprentice within the tailors of Saville Row and it is this that sets him apart from his contemporaries and is evident across the designs on show. The first room that you enter is the London room and it is here that this inspiration is most evident.

Mcqueen was a genius of his art and craft, obsessive and so very gifted, this exhibition is a must for any fan of fashion and art. The V&A have done a fabulous job of bringing this exhibition to life and enhancing and evolving the amazing job that the Met did 4 years ago.... if you have a ticket enjoy it truly is a stunning exhibition, if you don't have a ticket then beg & borrow and see this before it closes in the summer.

The exhibition is staged at the glorious V&A, which was beautifully showcased in spring sunshine when we visited.

1 comment:

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I can't wait till July for this!

Victoria x
FlorenceandMary.com