Like many lovers of beautiful creations I am a big fan of the Design Museum; but I am especially keen when they get all sartorial (I went to the Hussein Chalayan exhibit 3 times). So when I heard that they had received a new donation of over 400 1970s – 90s vintage fashion items I could not help but take note. The clothes came from Jill Ritblat (Design Museum trustee, barrister and member of more Art institutions, panels and boards than you could shake a stick at) and it is the Design Museum’s first significant fashion acquisition to date. Below are some pictures, displayed as part for the museum’s new exhibition, Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things. Amongst the treasures are Chanel, Givenchy and Issey Miyake.
Givenchy 2006 Couture trouser suit (Alexander McQueen designer)
Victor Eldelstein 1996 brocade ballgown
Chanel c.2000 suit (Karl Largerfeld designer)
This yummy little taster has got me looking forward to seeing the full collection. Lady Ritblat we fashion folk salute you.
This week’s selection is distinctly luxe. Fashion fads may come and go but here at Style Sequel we love to bring you truly timeless pieces.
This utterly divine Chanel Cruise 2005 jacket, with matching skirt, is made from wonderfully delicate, fine tulle with soft brocade and a delicate black silk chiffon lining. It has wonderfully intricate detailing and really is a ‘suit for life’.
Don’t miss your chance to own this gorgeous ‘it’ bag from Prada’s SS01 collection, totally brand new with tags and dustbag. It is soft as butter and with its yellow and black colourway it’s a hot tip for SS12. Grab these delicious Prada Neapolitan ice-cream striped sunglassed too and your style appetite will be well fed.
Or why not drape yourself in this stunning vintage jacket from iconic fur label Saga? Made from high quality, thick and lush cream fox fur it is just perfect for a chilly Autumn day.
Last but not at all least, lose yourself in a fashion fairytale with this dreamy skirt from Givenchy with its masses of light as air pale lilac silk chiffon and romantic Japanese inspired floral print.
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