Friday, 27 March 2009
Hat exhibition at the V&A
Yesterday I went to the V&A to see the Hats Anthology by Stephen Jones exhibition, which runs till May 31st, thanks to a very timely post by Gina. I had a wonderful time, it was a superb exhibition with hats on show from every possible inspirational source you could think of, as well as some wonderful classics from the V&A archives.
I spent 1 1/2 hours just soaking it all up and as there was no photography allowed I was forced to try and sketch the ones I liked. A great challenge and one that I really enjoyed, so I thought I'd share the results with you.
And this what the bottom one actually looked like, I managed to buy a PC.
I managed to find this pic on the net as the hat was so difficult to sketch but I really loved it, it's so quirky.
The hat in the centre of this page was my favourite and as I couldn't find a post card I had to buy the book that accompanied the show, shame!!
Another internet sourced image.
It was a great opportunity to have a 'me day' and enjoy the whole experience without having to rush, I even had time to spend about an hour in their lovely bookshop.
If you want to know more about the designer there are several video interviews here