Last Tuesday, 12/10 we went on a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum. As you can see, this post is very delayed…the reason is, the galeries we went to see were indeed overwhelming ( The British Galleries ). They consisted in several dark rooms, throughout five different floors. We specifically focused at the 1800-1900 section.
At the entrance, the enormous doors gave the impression of greatness and the impression we were about to see something really special!…
Going in, there was room after room of furniture, tapestry, stained glasses, clothing, dining sets, wall papers, chairs, sofas, chandeliers….
There was no clear separation about different themes or focus on an specific piece. The quantity of displayed items and the lack of organisation didn’t allow me to really pay attention to any object, period, influences…
But not all was lost, gratefully, I arrived quite early and had time to visit the fashion exhibition in the ground floor. There, in that semi-circular section, vitrines very well organised, and with much useful information to me, was the history of fashion in modern times, in words and the clothing itself.
I discovered incredible litle paintings that guided the comom population about the court fashion style, followed by rudimentary flyers and then the fashion magazines as we know it. It was so interesting observing the graphic design aligned to fashion so soon in history.
Well, I took some pictures about the most interesting items, and they are next: