The exhibition Mary Quant opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In addition to the ubiquitous mini-skirt, Quant created baby-doll dresses, hot pants, and fetish-friendly ‘Wet Collection’ PVC raincoats.
When having a look at the wooden sewing box with velvet, silk, leather and paint of Frida Kahlo shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition in London, we might imagine how some of those intimate moments would have felt together with this famous Mexican artist at her home in Mexico City.
Entering the exhibition “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style” feels a bit like embarking an ocean liner. Colourful ribbons above you simulate the very moment of farewell, when they soon will no longer connect the parting travellers on board with the beloved persons staying behind on the pier.
Underwear has been worn by men and women for centuries, holding strong symbolism and purposes which have fascinatingly evolved over the generations. Lingerie might be a piece of clothing – alongside socks – that is not often talked about.