exhibitions - The Vintage Guide To London
In a new free exhibition, Marilyn Monroe – A British Love Affair, at the National Portrait Gallery, photographs and magazine covers from 1947 to 1962 celebrate the transformation of the world’s most popular pin-up to acclaimed actress, highlighting the British photographers and personalities who admired her and worked with her.
In the Fifties a new wave of rock-n-roll and youth culture from America swept the country and the world. The mix of popular images and music with art and fashion would change the way people dressed – blurring the boundaries of commerce, culture and style.
The V&A is celebrating the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers. Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 features more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights.