Like Mother Like Daughter: Jeanne Lanvin and Gazette du Bon Ton from 1920-1925

Jeanne Lanvin was a prolific French couturier who enjoyed several decades of success during the twentieth century. First training as a milliner during the late 19th century and subsequently opening her own business in 1889, Lanvin eventually joined the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 1909. She ran a highly successful fashion house for many years, … Continue reading Like Mother Like Daughter: Jeanne Lanvin and Gazette du Bon Ton from 1920-1925

Inside the Regal Wardrobe – A Review of Royal Women at the Fashion Museum Bath

Over the weekend I got the chance to visit Royal Women, the latest temporary exhibition held at the Fashion Museum. For international readers, or for those who have never had the chance to visit the museum before, the Fashion Museum can be found in Bath, a British UNESCO city known for its famous Roman Baths and … Continue reading Inside the Regal Wardrobe – A Review of Royal Women at the Fashion Museum Bath

Boué Soeurs: Calling for Research Help!

Last year whilst researching the dress of debutantes, I encountered a designer which I previously had little knowledge of. The name was Boué Soeurs, and the dress I uncovered was the garment pictured below: Above Images: C.I.68.48a–e. Boué Soeurs presentation ensemble. c1928. Silk, metallic threads; silk; feathers, cellulose nitrate. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. When I … Continue reading Boué Soeurs: Calling for Research Help!

Blooming Marvellous: A Review of the V&A’s Fashioned From Nature Exhibition

Fashioned From Nature could not have come at a more critical time. Increased environmental awareness has finally seemed to resonate with the population. Hopefully, and crucially, it will and has made people aware of their own behaviours; how they personally impact the planet on which we live, and share. Reactions to programmes such as BBC’s Blue … Continue reading Blooming Marvellous: A Review of the V&A’s Fashioned From Nature Exhibition

The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

‘Vulgarity exposes the scandal of good taste.' - Adam Phillips Exhibition poster for The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined Exhibition. Image Credit: The Barbican. It's quite unusual to find the works of Madame Gres, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Christian Dior, amongst many other cherished designers in an exhibition titled The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined. The Barbican Art Gallery has installed a … Continue reading The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined