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The Fashion World of John Paul Gaultier

The John Paul Gaultier couture exhibition at the Barbican, London is certainly worth taking the day off for. It really is a must see! Fabulously curated, it showcases the truly conceptual nature of Gaultier’s designs highlighting the reference points of androgyny, the body, film and the virgin.  The marinière, the striped Breton shirt from his childhood which he continually subverts. The influence of Paris, displayed on a moving catwalk carousel and the love of London and its sub-cultures of punk and rock. And ofcourse the corset as immortalized by Madonna. These themes and much more are all explored.   The detailing of his creations are breathtaking and you can get really close to admire the finesse. Engaging touches include the soundtrack of...

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Art Collection - Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

While driving through Cote D'Azur last month, Kevin and I chanced upon a bumper deal that resulted in a night's stay at the Hotel Negresco on the Nice sea front. This 5 star hotel is famed for it's eclectic art collection which permeates every corner of the grand art deco building. Wondering through the loosely themed floors (Oriental, African, Fashion, Imperial France, etc) we immediately got snapping….alas armed only with a tiny camera. See all the photos on our Pinterest board. Get a feel of the experience and maybe chance upon a deal yourself. We used Other artistic delights in the region included Museé Matisse and the much recommended Fondacion Maeght in Antibes, where architecture, modern art and the...

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Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol - Fashion and Textile Museum

Many vintage fans will have seen this exhibition of textile design by famous artists at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London (ends 17th May 2014) The exhibition (at the museum founded by Zandra Rhodes) highlights the exploration into textiles by twentieth century artists such as Dali, Picasso and Warhol as they sought to make their work less elitist and more relevant to the people. For those who are unable to visit, here are some photo highlights of the clothing and fabrics on view. See our post on facebook for all 29 photos   Fabric designs by Pablo Picasso: Frontispiece, Fish and Toros   Fabric designs by Salvador Dali   Horrockses Fashions with artist designed fabrics   Andy Warhol fabric designs: Melons,...

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Club to Catwalk - London Fashion in the 1980s

  I recently saw the exhibition 'Club to Catwalk' at the V&A museum which celebrates the link between London's emerging club scene in the 1980's and the breakthrough designers of the day. On display were creations by Katherine Hammnet, John Galliano, Betty Jackson and Vivienne Westwood set against the backdrop of the New Romantic, Fetish, High Camp and Acid House scenes. The experience evoked personal fashion memories of pagan prints, baggy androgynous long coats and cropped hair, huge exotic knits, doctor martins and 501's. I've set out below pieces from the Marshmallow archive that give a feel for what was generally being worn on the streets and in the not so exclusive clubs at the time.  The exhibition runs at the...

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David Bowie at the V&A Exhibition in London - Do not miss!

I loved this exhibition. I was there for the 10am opening (with ticket) although tickets were available for the early birds. Three hours flew by as I was bathed in the audio visual soup of Bowie music, clothing and insights into the workings of this artistic genius. A huge fashion icon that has inspired so many creatives over four decades. A small tribute from Marshmallow Mountain to one of our Heroes! The exhibition runs until 11th of August 2013. If you are unable to visit then get hold of this fantastic commemorative book that the V&A have produced to accompany the exhibition.

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