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I’m very lucky to share my birthday with my Mother who turned 70 today, I’m not going to tell you my age! Anyway we usually make our day as special as we can and today we visited the WOMEN FASHION POWER at the Design Museum, Shad Thames. We both really enjoyed it and loved the social history behind how clothing make women feel and then go on to succeed. Starting with strong women such as Boudicca, Joan of Arch and Queen Elizabeth 1 and how they dressed is such an important part of their legacy. Finishing with 26 powerful women such as Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massnet, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Diana Von Furstenberg, how their favourite outfits make them feel and when they wore them. So interesting!
Below is Natalie Massnet’s monochrome uniform she feels most comfortable in. Being herself gives her confidence, judgement, intuition and ideas. Making things happen.
3 magazine covers featuring powerful women that changed the face of fashion. Mum & I.
Grace Kelly in Cannes 1955 wearing high waitsted patchwork jeans! Bottom right: Jeans with Woodstock print 1969. Mum and I outside the Design Museum.
If you’re interested in fashion and history it’s really worth going just to empower yourself!
WOMEN FASHION POWER
Design Museum on until 26th April 2015
+44 (0)20 7403 6933
Amazing day how lucky your mother is to have such a talented daughter, great blog.
I really got a flavour of the exhibition. I will definitely go and check it out.
Thanks Sam for keeping us so well informed
You’re welcome Denese aka Nanny! Thanks for commenting.