There are few museums in the world that bring me as much pleasure as the Victoria and Albert does in London. So you can imagine my delight when I was able to attend a Late Night view of the museum as a guest of the Kensington Hotel.
We were able to wander freely through the current special collections: Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, Disobedient Objects, and the Horst exhibition. The wedding dress collection I had already seen, but it was a privilege to see it again. I had no idea what to expect from Disobedient Objects and I was extremely excited to see Horst.
To be completely honest, I’m not sure Emma and I gave Disobedient Objects the attention and concentration it deserved. But the Horst, my oh my, did I love the Horst exhibition. I had just finished a book about Cecil Beaton so it was very timely viewing for me. The exhibition is wildly romantic and striking. From Vogue to Dali, Horst worked with everyone. You walk away enraptured with Horst’s timeless charm longing for the silhouettes of yesteryear. I highly recommend it!
Alongside some disobedient works of literature. Did you have banned books at your school?