Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Isabella Blow at Somerset House

I treated myself to a trip to the Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House.  I have very little idea about fashion past, present or future, but I always love to explore the decadence of over-the-top, utterly impractical, richly and vibrantly textured costume, and the way it is crafted to fit the human form.
More than anything else, the exotic forms of Philip Treacy's hats caught my attention - what more decadent, indulgent, fanciful item to celebrate pure fashion?  And their shapes and forms were exquisite ... unlike clothing, hat design is an almost entirely sculptural concept, to form something simply to perch on or around the head ...
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