London’s Victoria & Albert Museum Plans Show On ’80s Club Kids
Back in August when I was in London for the Olympics, my friends and I were treated to a special tour of the Victoria & Albert’s collection of British evening gowns,worn by Queen Elizabeth to Princess Diana and beyond. The museum just announced their latest fashion-y exhibition, titled Club to Catwalk, which will explore the explosive fashion of the ’80s. The show promises to include everything from original club kid Leigh Bowery’s singular creations to the work of designers like John Galliano (whose suit from the collection is pictured), Vivienne Westwood and Katherine Hamnett. Curator Claire Wilcox is also hoping to include a collection of one-off custom denim jackets that were originally created as part of a V&A collaboration in the ’80s. They’ve already found several of the original jackets, including ones created by Zandra Rhodes, Paul Smith, Jasper Conran, Betty Jackson and Jean Muir, but are still looking for others from group.