December 2023

Eliza Wyke / 2023 / December

If you’ve missed out securing tickets to the Chanel exhibition, why not stomp your feet, scream & shout and channel your inner Diva by demanding tickets to the Diva exhibition at the V&A Museum.  The exhibition charts the rise of the Diva from the early opera stars with their, by modern standards, somewhat tame diva-like behaviour, to the full blown outrageously demanding 21st century Diva. The exhibits - as you would imagine – become more outrageous as we progress through the years, with the upstairs exhibition area showcasing the modern day...

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the V&A’s exhibition detailing the career of Gabrielle Chanel (I felt as though I had a Golden Ticket when I discovered it was a sell-out).  Much has been written about this exhibition and indeed Gabrielle Chanel; her upbringing (abandoned by her father, raised by nuns) her early years as a milliner, her wealthy lovers (of which there were several) and the opportunities they offered, how she liberated women, freeing them from confines of corsetry, her early use of black for the everyday...