Couture's Golden Age
London's V&A Museum has gone all haute couture for its autumn biggy. It's even produced its own 2008 diary for the exhibition (illustrated). As Coxsoft Art has never been impressed by slender toffee-nosed models posing as Martians, it must admit the V&A's latest female extravaganza leaves it unmoved. The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957, from 22 September 2007 to 6 January 2008, features dresses by the likes of Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy, Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies. Admission £9, silver surfers £7 (77%)! For a collection of old togs?