20 February 2011

The Cult of Beauty

As I am sure most of you know by now, Stunner Style will soon be celebrated in a glorious exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 will be on display from 2 April - 17 July 2011, and will feature "paintings, prints and drawings", and examples of "...all the 'artistic' decorative arts, together with drawings, designs and photographs, as well as portraits, fashionable dress and jewelery of the era."

You can see a beautiful Liberty dress in the V & A's curatorial blog for The Cult of Beauty.

Last week, the V & A posted a link on their Facebook page about this absolutely gorgeous fashion shoot styled by Damian Foxe and featuring actress Bonny Wright in modern interpretations of Aesthetic Dress. 
 Photography by Yuval Hen

And for some gentlemanly PRB style, check out V & A curator Stephen Calloway's feature!


  1. How wonderful would this be to see in person? Thanks for sharing all the info about it.

    While in B&N this weekend, I saw an article about it in the winter issue of Arts & Crafts Magazine and they mentioned the exhibit was originally intended for 2010. This year makes it slightly more feasible for me...wishing.

  2. Ahhhhh... I am gonna try to scheme in order to visit this exhibit :)))