mercoledì 25 febbraio 2015

My Weekly Notebook: Exhibitions

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 

From 14 March – To 19 July 2015 

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road


Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.

“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.”
- Alexander McQueen, January 2000

The V&A is delighted to announce that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. 


Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the Museum's top 10 most visited exhibitions.


Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

From 02 Jul 2015
To 18 Oct 2015

National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin's Place, London

The National Portrait Gallery in London will stage its first major photo exhibition of Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) on the site of her career-changing nightclub appearances some 65 years ago.
The exhibition will illustrate the life of the actress and fashion icon featuring rarely-seen photographs from her family album. 
From her early years as a chorus girl through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world's most photographed and recognisable stars.

A selection of more than sixty images will define Hepburn's iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn.
Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

From 13 Jun 2015 To 31 Jan 2016

Victoria & Albert Museum
 Cromwell Road, London

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has announced a showcase sure to pique the interests of fashionistas, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.
This exhibition which takes place till 31 January 2016, will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.
It will consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes.

Iconic shoes like the ballet slippers in the 1948 film The Red Shoes, or others made famous as worn by high-profile figures including Queen Victoria, Marilyn Monroe, and Sarah Jessica Parker or those created by famous designers like Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Prada.
The exhibit will be organized across two floors and around three themes: Transformation, Status and Seduction.


"Transformation" will highlight shoes that are now legend, like the many interpretations of Cinderella's slipper that through folklore and cultural influences have become "contemporary marketing tools for the concept of the modern-day, fairy-tale shoemakers, whose designs will magically transform the life of the wearer."
"Status" focuses on the correlation between impractical shoes, often designed in shapes and materials that make them unsuitable for walking and the people of privileged status who usually wore them. 


"Seduction" includes shoes that are "an expression of sexual empowerment or a passive source of pleasure. Like feet, shoes can be objects of fetishism. High Japanese geta, extreme heels and tight-laced leather boots will be on display as well as examples of erotic styles channeled by mainstream fashion in recent years."

Hello dear followers, 
this is a new post for "My Weekly Notebook" when I'll select items, ideas and ispirations.   
Today I choosed some exhibitions to visit during this year 2015.    
Hope you like it.       
Have a nice day 


Cari followers,

eccoci come ogni settimana con nuovo appuntamento per la rubrica "My Weekly Notebook" dove vi segnalo ispirazioni, idee, capi e dettagli che hanno attirato la mia attenzione. 
Oggi vi segnalo qualche mostra interessante da vedere in questo nuovo anno 2015.
Spero Vi piaccia.
Buona Giornata
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13 commenti:

  1. great post:) have a nice day!

  2. I need to see the McQueen exhibition, it seems fantastic.

    / Avy

  3. Great post. I would like to visit some of the above.

  4. Che bello, vera e pura arte! un bacio

  5. che meraviglia..sarebbe una fortuna poterla vedere..chissà se avrò il piacere..
    un bacione..è sempre un piacere leggerti

    1. ciao cara grazie nn può che farmi piacere :)
      un bacione

  6. Heym beautiful blog and I'm following! Great post and I love the fashion here! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  7. Mi piacerebbe da matti vedere quella di Alexander McQueen!

  8. Una mostra meravigliosa, sto organzizzando porpio in questi giorni il prossimo viaggio a Londra, spero di riuscire a vederla! :D

  9. Il vestito alla Audrey è favoloso! per non parlare delle scarpe!