Gallery Girl meets Rahel Guiragossian

Imagine wearing a dress dripping in sequins. As you move thousands of lights shimmer from every inch of fabric, making the wearer appear like a diamond. The garment commands attention, and not just because of its iridescence. Printed on top of the sequins is a literal artwork by German, Lebanese-Armenian painter Emmanuel Guiragossian, and the […]

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Gallery Girl meets Tabloid Art History

200 years ago, only the very elites of society would be seen taking an interest in art history. Museums were only open when the ‘lower classes’ were working, so even if you were artistically inclined, renaissance paintings were only viewable by those who did not need to work to survive. Luckily for us however, nearly […]

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Dior @ des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The fashion exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris makes those held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London look like child’s play. Across multiple stunning galleries, the shows display the world’s most beautiful clothing, styles and stories across a programme of la crème de la crème of sartorial exhibitions. The current […]

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Disobedient Bodies @ Hepworth, Wakefield

Elongated arms reach below the ankles, faces are covered in fabric and costumes cling to one another in a bid to become one. The fashion on display at Jonathan Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies exhibition at the Hepworth in Wakefield do not conform to what we would usually expect to see in an exhibition. Where mannequins are […]

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Subversive Fashion @ Barbican

Subvert [verb], to undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution. Midway through the current Subversive Fashion exhibition at Barbican Gallery I turned to my friend and said ‘this is lacking a bit of oomf isn’t it?!’ He looked at me and nodded, with a tinge of disappointment in his eyes. The […]

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Sterling Ruby @ Spruth Magers

A certain gallery in Mayfair should be feeling very relieved that I managed to find the time to visit the Sterling Ruby exhibition at Spruth Magers yesterday. I had not seen much that has impressed me recently and if it wasn’t for the show on Grafton Street I would have been posting a negative review […]

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Vogue @ NPG

People collect all kinds of things: books, stamps, coins, the new and the antique. Like many others, I collect magazines. While many men and women regularly buy vogue, my collection currently fills over four bookcases. I have even had shelves break under the weight of my hoard. Whenever I go away, the first thing I […]

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