More from this amazing exhibition will be uploaded as videos.
From 1947 to the present day. The history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers and the 6 artistic directors who succeeded him. .
Frida was a unique style icon with her monobrow which she enhanced with makeup, red lips and flowers in her hair.
Even with lifelong ill health and adversity she remained extraordinarily stylish in her image.
Frida was beset by health problems throughout her life from contracting Polio as a child to injuries sustained in a car accident which affected her to her early death.
However she remained stoic and stylish all through her pain…
Even after a leg amputation Frida remained a true to her own unique personal style, customising her prosthetic leg with a stylish decorated boot.
Frida’s mono-brow and facial hair were not the beauty norms even at that time.
She used an eyebrow pencil in Ebony to accentuate her brows and Revlon “everything’s rosy” lipstick and red nail varnish.
Some of Frida Kahlo’s dresses. What can I say but how fabulous!
This is her house where she lived with her husband Diego Rivera the Mexican muralist.
UNDRESSED: A brief history of underwear sponsored by Revlon and Agent Provocateur is on at the V&A from 16th April 2016-12th March 2017
This exhibition was a revelation to me as a fashion stylist who studied fashion design and also owned a lingerie website “Red Carpet Undies”.
The evolving of underwear design over the centuries,
The relationship of underwear and fashion
how each decade’s morals defined how women and men wore underwear which was cut and fitted to hide, disguise or enhance the parts of the body that were considered fashionable.
My photos below are a selection of those I found most interesting, fun and include the description of what they are.
This dress is from the 1930’s but to me could easily be from the present day.
This Alexander Mcqueen dress from 2012 is just beautiful in its intricacy and design
and is reminiscent of 18th Century hooped petticoats