only Room. My trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, was brilliant, as always. Every time I go, I wonder why I don’t go more often – it is a warren full of rooms of delight.
Me and my chum started our day with a visit to the mysterious V & A Members’ Only Room which was hidden on level 4 in the glass exhibition.
|Members’ Room – you can see the reflection of the glass balustrade to the upper glass gallery|
Exhibitions at The Victoria and Albert Museum
We had plans to visit the ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014’ exhibition before it’s season finished. It did not disappoint – couture gowns, tailoring, shoes, accessories and even Elizabeth Taylor Bulgari emerald jewels. Absolute heaven.
Then onto the exhibition ‘Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014’ – beads, lace, embroidery, exquisite buttons and shoes.
The exhibition told the story of wedding dresses through the centuries, resulting in a display of classic white and ivory wedding dresses through to the dress worn by the Duchess of Cornwall when she married Prince Charles (a long dress and over coat with hair detail).
There were also plenty of colourful garments too – a purple Vivienne Westwood dress worn by Dita Von Teese, and a John Galliano dress for Gwen Stefani.
|You can just see the purple wedding dress worn by Dita Von Teese|
The whole interior space is full of beautiful architectural detail.
A little inspiration from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
|Glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly hangs from the dome over the entrance|
I fell in love with this ‘Mother and Child’ by Sir George Frampton. The child playing with its fingers and the detail in the child’s robe, really capture a moment in time.