(not quite) Club to Catwalk Exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum
Today I visited the V&A. It took me an hour and fifteen minute car journey, two tubes and a short walk but I made it there for 11AM. An hour later than anticipated but I guess it’s okay to be fashionably late for these things?
Upon arriving I quickly discovered I was not permitted to sketch or photograph any of the Club to Catwalk Exhibition so I decided I’d simply have to enjoy the memory (and purchase a collection of postcards just in case).
Luckily for me there was a general fashion exhibition displayed around the entrance for Club to Catwalk which did allow photography, so I took full advantage of the slightly relaxed rules and took as many pictures as my phone could handle.
Designed by Josef Storck (1830-1902) of K K Zentral-Spitzenkurs
Made by J. Stamnitzer
Raised needle lace
Designed by Jean Paul Gaultier (b. 1952)
Stretch synthetic and sequins
Designed by Alexander Mcqueen (1969-2010)
Suede with studded crystal detail and zip
Designed by Christian Dior
Celluiose acetate and silk
Designed by Pierre Balmain (1914-1982)
Printed and appliqué silk
V&A has an incredible display of fashion pieces to admire. The only downside is being unable to take photographs or even sketch the clothes from the Club to Catwalk Exhibition and for this reason I would rate it 4/5. Of course you can buy posters, books and postcards from the souvenir shop but they are quite pricey as you would expect. All in all it was a great day out and well worth the visit, and in case you can’t make it I’ve added some scans from my postcard book. That’ll be £6 please.