The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Barbican

Regular readers will know that, on the whole, I like my exhibitions to be chronological. Whether looking at clothes, fashion, art, artefacts, household goods or photographs, I prefer to root everything in its historical (social, geographic, economic) context. My reviews of … Continued

Six Napoleon dress – painting the fabric

The original inspiration for this dress is black, and grey, and somewhat grungy. It is dark and dramatic. I wanted mine to be a summer dress, not evening wear. I decided to make it white rather than black, but realised … Continued

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