Artistic Dress

Transgressive Fashion in the Victorian Era

The Ultimate Artistic Dresser

My first experience of Bowie was not of his music, but of a Ziggy Stardust poster I saw on my cousin’s wall when I was about 7. I didn’t quite understand … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Now Showing: Artistic Dress, Watts & Morris

Two rather exciting exhibits related to Artistic Dress have just opened in the London area: Liberating Fashion: Aesthetic Dress in Victorian Portraits at the Watts Gallery; and Yinke Shonibare MBE: … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Red (Carpet) Revolution

Does hearing the inevitable ‘Who are you wearing?’ during the Red Carpet season fill you with excitement or dread? I shall dispense with apologies for my blog hiatus and get … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

CFP: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What`s love got to do with it? Collaboration and Intimacy in Art, Architecture and Design UAAC/AAUC 2014 Conference, OCAD, Toronto, October 23 – 26, 2014 Deadline: Jun 18, 2014 This … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Thornycroft Dress

This is a post I wasn’t going to make – it was in the ‘save it for the book’ category. However, one of my keen-eyed students from my Artistic Dress … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Women in White

I was remiss in posting last month! Luckily, the thought-provoking Kirsty Walker has made a call to art detectives today at her blog The Kissed Mouth, which has inspired this … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 5 Comments

Header Image

'Mrs Luke Ionides' by William Blake Richmond, London, 1882. Oil on canvas. Collection of the V&A, Museum no. E.1062-2003. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Friends of the V&A.