The V&A and the Exhibition Road Show have organized a downright amazing evening of workshops and demonstrations, with Noel Stewart, Grace Woodward among others, and music from The Shellac Sisters.
This evening of glamorous joy is part of the V&A’s Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition which consists of more than 60 ballgowns from the 1950 to today’s less-fancy days. Gareth Pugh and Norman Hartnell are some of the designers who’s work has been featured in the exhibition, so it’s well worth a look.
The Utterly Elegant evening will give you the chance to get interactive with many distinctive personas of the fashion world, and there will also be a chance to get your boogie-and-a-twirl on in the Road Show’s outdoor Ballroom where Bishi will be performing a multimedia performance of extravagant music and light, and the London Banqueting Orchestra will be playing ballroom classics, especially for you to get your foxtrot on.
If you haven’t already raided your mum’s costume box, head over to Lost ‘N’ Found in Camden, Absolute Vintage in Spitalfields, or Beyond Retro, because they always have everything for your vintage, experimental needs. This is your chance to get as dressed up as you possibly can, and transport yourself back in time for one evening…
La Fille a la Mode, Dante or Die
Millinery Workshop: Noel Stewart
Pattern Cutting Workshop: Deborah Milner
Screening: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Screening: British Elegance in True Colour; curated by the Fashion In Film Festival
Behind the Scenes: An Elegant Q&A: Justine Picardie & Oriole Cullen
Behind the Scenes: Creating a Celebrity Look: Grace Woodward
DJ: The Shellac Sisters
Outdoor Ballroom: London Banqueting Orchestra followed by Bishi
Full programme on www.exhibitionroadshow.co.uk
Get on your glittery gloves and bowler hats and head down!
- Nina Hoogstraate.