Sunday, November 11, 2012

Vintage Pretties - London

V&A 7
1950s polkadot ball gown - I love this dress!

I took these photos at the V & A in London. They had a ball gown exhibition happening when I went (and I see they have a costume exhibition coming! I wish I lived a little closer to London...) and while I wasn’t allowed to take any photos in that area, they had a great little pre-exhibition set up where photos were allowed.


V&A 1
V&A 2
V&A 3
The inside of the bust of a couture Christian Dior gown...

V&A 5
V&A 6
 
V&A 8
Suits by Balenciaga - including a miniature day dress, cute!

V&A 9
Christian Dior miniature day dress

Don't you love the miniature dresses? Couture houses made these as mock ups before they would actually make dress in full size.

I hope your weekend is going well - I have baking, cooking dinner and sewing on the agenda!

xx
Jen

7 comments:

  1. Lovely, I spent a bit of time at the V&A when living in London, miss that place.

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  2. LOOOVE your blogs new look! So pretty :)

    xo
    summer

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  3. Look See - I miss it too, especially when I see some of the great exhibitions coming up!

    Summer - Thank you!! I have a post about the new layout coming soon :)

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  4. I went to see this a few weeks ago too, your pictures turned out so much better than mine though! The polka dot dress is also my favourite with all the ruffles at the back.

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  5. Oh, you lucky, lucky girl!

    And I believe I had the pleasure of seeing that floral Balenciaga dress in the first photo when it came to San Francisco.

    I love when they show the insides of couture!

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  6. Everything is so, so splendidly gorgeous! I don't think there's a single frock here that I wouldn't wear with a gleeful smile on face (the stunning strapless floral number is my very fave).

    ♥ Jessica

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XX
Jen