Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Review: Ballgowns at the V & A

by Kiara Clement


During half term, two friends and I ventured up to London to attend a ball gown exhibition (Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950) at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Expecting a good day out, we discovered that the V and A did not disappoint.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the world’s largest design and decorative arts museums and has decades of experience in putting together spectacular exhibitions all through the year. Therefore, it was no surprise that Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 was no exception. 

The exhibit had a display of stunning dresses from multiple designers, all showing their unique styles. From Catherine Walker, who designed Princess Diana’s Elvis Dress, to amazing designs by the late Alexander McQueen, the show was studded with designers notorious for evening and day glamour. The gowns, set below white chandeliers and among large glistening pearl spheres, truly looked their best.
The exhibition was a wonderful experience and, if you ever get a chance to see an exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, I would certainly recommend it. I am sure you will not be disappointed.



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