Are you looking for fashion exhibitions in London?
Among dresses, jewelry, photos and accessories – big, busy or confidential – they await you in this guide that Carnetchic has created from the best fashion and retrospective museums of the moment!
Fashioned From Nature *****
An unprecedented retrospective that retraces in 400 years of history, exploring the evolution of fashion always inspired by the power and beauty of nature.
“Fashioned from Nature” denounces the devastating effects of the textile industry and its impact on the environment in a didactic and almost poetic way.
Under the influence of a younger generation and more sensitive than the older ones to the issue of sustainable development, the ready-to-wear industry is being forced to operate: questioning the fast-fashion model (Zara, H & M. ..), second-hand market growth, traceability and recycling of textiles …
Marked by rare pieces, all of the 300 objects on display are beguiling. Some are fantastically beautiful, some induce horror or a sense of shame, but each of them stimulates a reaction. Together, they expose the colossal inspiration that nature has fashioned in the last 400 years, in a narrative that encompasses cause, effect, and solution.
Fashion – ethics or aesthetics?
One of the most beautiful and thought-provoking approach to fashion in recent years.
- Fashioned From Nature – V&A Museum- From 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019
Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier *****
The legendary fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa is the focus of a blockbuster retrospective at Design Museum London this May. Before his untimely passing last November, the master couturier was co-curating an exhibition of his work with guest curator Mark Wilson.
An exciting exhibition for the fans of this unique artist, but also for those who want to discover the universe of this seamstress.
- Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, Design Museum from 10 May to 07 Oct 2018.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up *****
This summer, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London pays tribute to the unconventional Mexican artist through a major exhibition of clothing, archives and precious objects from her personal collection. From her folkloric dresses to her fetish lipstick and her eyebrow pencil, the exhibition interferes with the daily life of one of the greatest artistic figures of the 20th century.
In total, more than 200 treasures, never shown to the public, to better understand the woman behind the artist. Preciously maintained by her husband Diego Rivera in his Blue House Mexico, these objects are finally seen for the first time outside of Mexico.The must see!
- Frida Kahlo: Making It Self Up, June 16 to November 4, 2018, V & A Museum, London
The many faces of Marilyn
Marilyn comes to London’s Proud Galleries in one of the most Instagrammable art exhibitions London has to offer this spring. Sexy, provocative yet undeniably vulnerable, her timeless allure continues to fascinate today.
Eternalised in popular imagination by Warhol, Cocoa-Cola and that Chanel No. 5 campaign, Monroe is arguably one of the most famous women in the world. The intimate images were shot by close friend and collaborator Milton H. Greene in the early and mid-1950s, documenting the Hollywood icon at the height of her fame. While some emphasise the sex appeal that made Monroe a star, others seek to reveal her vulnerable and gentle nature.
- Up Close with Marilyn: Portraits by Milton H. Greene, Proud Central, 11 May – 24 June 2018,
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