Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Visit the V&A

Photo by Ronald Traeger (1966) detail, Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd
What used to be called the Victoria and Albert Museum changed its name to the V&A in order to sound hip. A rose (hip) by any other name...it's still one of my favourites. It opened two new exhibitions recently, but first think Architecture Week and try Modernism: Designing a New World, which ends 23 July.
The first of the new exhibitions is Che Guevara: Revolutionary and Icon, which continues until 28 August 2006. The second is Sixties Fashion, which lasts until 25 February 2007.
Have you noticed that many of the iconic Brit. photos of the Swinging Sixties still look fresh and vibrant? The careers of some brilliant young photographers, such as David Bailey, took off at this time. They created a new style of glamour, which sold 60's fashions more than the fashions themselves. Photographers are still trying to sell glamour today, but they've lost that innovative 60's style.
Click the title link to visit the V&A website and see if you get the same bug I found. Trust me. It's harmless or I wouldn't send you there.


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