Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Dressed by Angels Exhibition: 175 Years of Costumes

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog ReviewYou may already recognise the name 'Dressed by Angels' as the world's largest costume house, however something you may not know is that they are celebrating 175 years of costumes (in film, TV and theatre) with an exhibition of over 100 beautiful, famous designs!  The extensive collection of costumes is on display at The Old Truman Brewery in London's Spitalfields area and will remain there to be viewed until 3rd January 2016.  To my delight, I was kindly invited over to admire the intricate embellishments of the famous faces' outfits at the Dressed by Angels: 175 Years of Costume* exhibition.  I visited the exhibition today (before wandering through Spitalfields Market and devouring the largest slab of cake known to mankind) and found myself falling in love with more than one costume.  Do you think it's feasible to dress up as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Wind-up Doll for Halloween?!

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog ReviewThe amount of information the exhibition offers is incredible; each costume comes with a paragraph or two delving into the background behind the design, along with the occasional 'Did You Know?' fact that you're pretty much guaranteed to have not known.  Not one bit.  Most interestingly, a background is also provided throughout on the history of the Dressed by Angels family business - one that stretches back 175 years since it was founded by Morris Angel.  With such an insight, it feels very much as though you're peeking behind a theatrical performance's safety screen during the interval...
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Since the London-based company's launch all those years ago, it's continued to be a family affair seeing costumes being made for various famous faces and films/theatres.  The exhibition tells the story of the clothes made by the costume company for various stars from Meryl Streep to Helen Mirren and for casts such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Wicked (amongst many, many others).  Incredibly, each and every measurement since the early 1900s has been documented by Dressed by Angels in Measurement Books which are still maintained to this day.. and one of which is available for viewing at the Old Truman Brewery over the next few months!
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
What I love most about the exhibition is undoubtedly the contrast between each costume's purpose.  Outfits range from modern musicals to military films and everything in between.  A brilliant example of the great variety are the featured costumes from the 1998 film 'Velvet Goldmine'.  Costume designer Sandy Powell 'captured the essence of the glam rock days' by creating flamboyant and heavily embellished costumes to help reflect the time - just look at the body/headdress designed for the film's final death scene!
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Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review


Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

It was only once I'd returned home I noticed most of my photos featured female costumes.  I'll hold my hands up and confess to having gravitated towards anything that sparkled, however that doesn't mean I was entirely oblivious to some of the immaculately tailored male costumes on display.  If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, you'll be pleased to hear a few costumes from the TV series are featured in the exhibition including two of Matthew Crawley's (aka super dreamy romantic guy) outfits.  And no, you can't touch them.  Or stroke them.  Or fold them up, tuck them into your bag and take them home with you...
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
My favourite feature during today's wander through snippets of Dressed by Angel's professional history, was most definitely costume designer Susan Hilferty's unusual creations for Wicked.  I'll be honest, I've seen the musical three times now and have no intention of stopping short of a fourth!  The attention to detail, vibrant colours and heavy embellishments on one of the costumes in particular really did create a jaw-dropping moment for me.  If you're a fan of Wicked, it would be worth visiting the exhibition for this reason alone!
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

One room of the display is dedicated entirely to designer's sketches, all of which are guaranteed to induce serious cases of admiration - and maybe a sprinkling of envy.  Speaking as someone who is physically incapable of drawing anything other than perfectly plump cats and pigs, I found this room packed full with elegant illustrations to be particularly inspiring. 
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
So, here we have my best impersonation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Wind-Up Doll, quite possibly one of my favourite movie moments of all time.  It's safe to say I didn't do it justice, though I can't say I'll be losing any sleep over it considering Sally Ann Howes was the epitome of all things doll-like back then - full stop!  Anyway, when it comes to dirndls this costume is pretty much the cream of the crop and don't even get me started on the adorable tyrolean hairstyle featured in the film (shown in the poster behind me).
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Before leaving the exhibition after about 90 minutes of 'oohs' and 'aahs', a few more flamboyant surprises were delivered including dazzling headdresses, a Lobby Boy hat from the incredible Grand Budapest Hotel film and most strikingly, this year's Fairy costume designed by Jonathan Lipman for Dressed by Angels.  For the last twenty years, the company's emblem has been a fairy and in keeping with that, this year's fairy-costume vision was sprinkled with a dash of 'modern magic' without losing the expected elements of traditional beauty.  I mean, if that doesn't make you want your old fairy costumes and accessories back from when you were eight, I don't know what could.
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review

Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review


Well, I hope you've enjoyed this brief walk through parts of Dressed by Angel's history as much as I have!  Needless to say, considering there are over 100 costumes on display to study and admire, there's much more to experience along with videos and further information - consider this to be the starter to the main course.  If you're interested in visiting the fabulous Dressed by Angels Exhibition (175 Years of Costumes), more information can be found here and tickets can be purchased for designated time slots over the next three months.  Enjoy!
Dressed by Angels Exhibition Blog Review
Dressed by Angels
Old Truman Brewery,
Loading Bay,
Ely's Yard,
15 Hanbury Street,
London, E1 6QR

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note: I was provided with complementary tickets for this exhibition, however all opinions are my own.
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  1. Beautiful photos Gabrielle! I love all the detailed shots, I have a coffee table book that is all about Hollywood movie costumes so this exhibit would strike it home for me. Thanks for sharing.

    xo Sheree
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    1. Thank you so much Sheree, the detail on the costumes was truly beautiful - and even more impressive in person!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. What a spectacular exhibit! The costumes are outstanding and learning the history behind them must have been such a great learning experience. Thanks so much for sharing Gabrielle.

    Keisha xo
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    1. I completely agree, learning the history and inspiration behind each costume made for a really great experience.

      Gabrielle x

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  3. Gorgeous photos!! Dress at the doll!! Yes!! Love the fairy costume so pretty!!

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    1. Thanks very much Stephanie!

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  4. Oh wow! This would be incredible to see! I wish we had places like this around here.

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. They're usually tucked away - keep digging Renee! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  5. Wow! Look at all that texture and detail! what a cool exhibition!

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    1. It really is an incredible exhibition - I totally recommend it!

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  6. Oh, this is amazing! Anything with rich history and information, I'm a huge fan of, but it being embedded in fashion from music, television and film that are iconic to this generation? I'm terribly envious of you, Gabrielle! It must've been quite the joy to see all these intricate pieces in real life. Perhaps if I ever touch down in London in the next few months or so (extremely unlikely, but a girl can dream), I'll visit it for sure!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. I feel the same way, any mass of interesting information can make for a great experience. Ah, my fingers are crossed for you May and I hope you find yourself in London before 3rd January! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  7. No, I've never heard abour dressed by angel! I'm so bad :( wow, the photos are amazing! And the dresses tooo ! Thanks a lot.

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    1. I'm happy to have introduced you to the company lovely!

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  8. This is an amazing exhibit! Everything is so intricate, colorful, and well thought out! Glad you had an amazing time! Maybe one day I'll get to visit :)

    Tina
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    1. I completely agree - particularly with regard to the intricate details/beading :)

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  9. This is so amazing! The details on each piece are to die for x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  10. Loved seeing these Amaz costumes through ur eyes! That dance pose was too cute!
    Much love!
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    1. Haha thanks gorgeous, couldn't resist ;)

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  11. one word : beautiful !

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Marie!

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  12. Oh wow is all Amazing
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  13. This exhibition is spectacular, I love the little details in the costumery !!! I need to go & check this one out!

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    1. I hope you do Serene, I've no doubt you'd love the exhibition too!

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  14. I hadn't heard of this exhibition but it looks spectacular and how nice that you were able to take photos as you can't in many of them!

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    1. I'm glad to have let you know about this Suze and I agree, I've lost count of the times I've gone somewhere with my camera only to find photography isn't allowed (many historic houses too!).

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  15. Wow what beautiful items! Looks like a lovely place to visit :)

    Florals&Smiles

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    1. It most definitely was!

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  16. This looks so awesome! I will be in London later this month and I may have to check this out!

    Annessa
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    1. That's brilliant, let me know what you think of it if you find the time to experience it!

      Gabrielle x

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  17. I'm inlove with the intricate details of the costumes. I need to check this exhibition asap! Xx

    eLLa
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    1. Brilliant! Let me know what you think of it if you decide to check it out!

      Gabrielle x

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  18. Wow stunning exhibition! =)

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  19. This is definitely my kind of exhibition so thank you for sharing it with us Gabrielle! Like you, I think I would have similarly drawn to anything that was sparkly and pretty. I think costumes in films sometimes can be like works of art and it must've been such a thrill for you to get to admire them up close and see the details.

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    1. You're very welcome Rowena, I'm so pleased you've enjoyed this post. Mm, it's nice to know I'm not the only one instantly drawn to 'sparkle' ;)

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  20. very gorgeous pictures
    I have posted a new OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
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  21. You might say that dirndl from chitty chitty bang bang is "truly scrumptious", right? That would be an AMAZING halloween costume. I can't believe the detail that went into all of these costumes. They must be so HEAVY!

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    1. Oh, ha ha Colleen ;) I completely agree, can you imagine rocking up to a party in that costume?! Insane!

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  22. Lovely post dear! Hope you have a fantastic day.

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  23. I love seeing exhibitions and visiting various museums as I enjoy seeing different types of art. It's amazing even to think how much time and effort went into making these works of art. These are such lovely photos.

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    1. You and me both, it can really open your mind to what's out there both in terms of present and historically. Thank you Hana!

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  24. Amazing, love seeing all that beading. So many amazing details!
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  25. What a beautiful exhibit! Reminds me of the costume exhibit we have going on at the MET in NYC right now, too!

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    1. That sounds fantastic, there's always something interesting going on around every corner!

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  26. Wow. Wow. Wow! This exhibit is beautiful, all those details are gorgeous!
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    1. Glad you think so too Monique!!

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  27. I wish I could visit this exhibition, I've always loved costumes :)))
    So amazing pics!

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    1. I wish you could too Elena as I'm certain you'd have loved it!

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  28. What a wonderful exhibition! I would love to see all these beautiful pieces! Have a nice day!

    Danielle
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    1. It was quite a special experience, that's for sure!

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  29. Wow amazing photos, looks like such a cool exhibit, wish I could go!

    xx Melis
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  30. Did I see feathers??? This exhibition is utterly amazing! Thanks for sharing Gabrielle! Baci, Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. You did indeed! You're very welcome thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I adore the idea of this - a place full of intricate, fabulous outfits from an industry we all love! I think the Wicked part would be my favourite, I adored that musical! Wonderful photos as usual, I feel I don't need to visit now! :P

    Musings & More

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    1. We seem quite similar in that respect - this exhibition was heaven to me! You and me both, it's such a fantastic musical that takes you to an entirely different place :)

      Gabrielle x

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  32. Oh wow such a lovely blog post! The costumes are so beautiful. It sounds like a wonderful exhibition. Gemma xx
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    1. Thank you so much Gemma, I have a feeling you'd love this exhibition!

      Gabrielle x

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  33. Wow that is such an interesting place. I love those fashion exhibition! So many interesting facts to learn! Thanks fro sharing, the pictures are perfect. I saw similar photos from a friend who lives in London! Beautiful indeed!
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    1. I completely agree, the amount of history/information on offer makes it so entertaining! Have a wonderful weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  34. I can't believe you were in London and I didn't know :( Would have loved to see you. Anyway, the exhibition reminds a lot about the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition which I saw earlier this year. Very nice costumes and the details are incredible. How much work must have gone into crafting these? Absolutely stunning.

    Caz | Style Lingua

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    1. I know, I still can't believe we didn't meet up in the entire two months you were here - I'm so sorry! That's a very good point, there's quite a few similarities between the two exhibitions :)

      Gabrielle x

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  35. Gabrielle! I have missed your blog so much. I apologize for my absence but things have been absolutely crazy over here in NYC. First of all, wow! As someone studying fashion I was entirely captivated by this post. You got SUCH great photos that reflect the incredible detail. My favorite was the blue feathers ;)

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    1. Kelly! It's lovely to hear from you again - don't even worry about it, you've made a massive move lately so you must be super busy! I'm so glad you enjoyed this post and thanks a million for your compliment on my photography :)

      Gabrielle x

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  36. What an enjoyable post -- I used to be a costume designer for 18th and 19th century pieces, so I have a very special attention and appreciation for things like this. Wonderful pictures, I am so glad that you shared about this exhibition. I've been meaning to pass by your blog -- sorry for the delay, as this week's been a tad chaotic. xx/Madison
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    1. That's fascinating, I had no idea - no wonder this post appeals to you! Thank you so much Madison, have a wonderful weekend :)

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  37. a feast for the eyes! I'm absolutely mesmerized by these beautiful costumes...I can almost believe they were made by real angels, they really are so divine. I didn't know about this company btw, but 175 years? that's a good tradition for any company.

    I like the illustrations too, they're always interesting to see, right? I love to compare illustrations and finished clothes....I really appreciate you sharing this with us. I do love exhibitions, I always visit them when I can....and thanks to you I could enjoy these magical costumes. Thank you!!!

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    1. What a lovely message! Haha I get where you're coming from, particularly in the case of the final fairy costume shown ;) I agree, the illustrations can be fascinating and especially when compared to the finished result.

      Gabrielle x

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  38. Wow thanks for sharing Gabrielle!

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  39. This must have been an amazing experience , Gabrielle. These costumes are gorgeous.

    Nina
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    1. It most definitely was, a total pleasure!

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  40. They look amazing I definitely enjoyed looking at them. works of art.
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  41. Oh wow, that is such an exquisite exhibition and you're so lucky to be invited to attend. I can't believe how well each and every one of the costumes are taken care of, and the details on each of them are stunning.

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    1. I am certainly very grateful for having been invited along - it was a great experience!

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  42. Wow, this exhibition looks amazing! The details on these pieces are just so beautiful!

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    1. Glad you think so too Valerie!

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  43. This is so interesting! Look at that detail, wow! I'd like to say I'd see the exhibition myself, but alas, I'll be living through this post. It's a great one!

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    1. Ah, I'm constantly living through various US-based blog posts so I feel your pain! ;)

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  44. Beautiful :)
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  45. Love the exhibition, these costumes are so beautifully made. x
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  46. wow!!! thanks for sharing these pictures, I love this exhibits, the whole history, the craftsmanship and much more, beautiful beautiful!!! You pictures really let us see the details.
    Have a lovely night.
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    1. That's no problem, I'm so pleased you've enjoyed this post! Thank you so much Arely - have a lovely weekend.

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  47. These costumes are really great thank you for sharing this amazing post.
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  48. really nice exhibition!!

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  49. That's so cool! When they have fashion exhibits at museums by me I always try to make a point to go see them so seeing all of these costumes sounds like something I'd love to do. Wish I lived a heck of a lot closer.

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    1. I'm the same way, it can be a great opportunity to learn more about a specific topic!

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  50. I love going to places like this, and I tend to gravitate toward the sparkly costumes as well (just can't seem to help myself). Loved seeing some costumes from Downton Abbey as well.

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    1. Haha it's nice to know I'm not alone - we're all magpies at heart! ;)

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  51. wow great pics

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  52. These dresses are so pretty Gabrielle, all the details are so beautiful and intricate.

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    1. It was such a magnificent exhibition - thanks for sharing your thoughts Sarah!

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  53. Omg, these custumes are grand and the fine details are beautiful. How awesome you got to experience this.
    You look effortlessly too. Have a good day, beautiful. :)

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    1. I was certainly very grateful to have been invited along to experience this - the detailing on various costumes really blew me away! Oh thank you so much May :)

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  54. I'm a very young fashion blogger but love it ! I do love this post ! I admire your work and want to invite you to VICIRAGE ! http://vicirage.com/

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  55. Wow, there are some seriously beautiful costumes in this exhibition! I can't even imagine how much time and dedication has been put into creating them over the years.

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    1. I know, that thought crossed my mind as I was admiring the costumes from Wicked in particular!

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  56. Loving the angle wings vibe in all these costumes. Honestly, the "wings" are all over fashion recently - in clothes and jewelry! I like all the fine details of the costumes you featured here. Xx

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  57. I have never heard of this exhibition... Very interesting stuff - it must have been very time-consumig to design and then make each of those costumes... Admirable!

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    1. I'm glad to have been able to introduce you to this exhibition Patrycja - it's on until 3rd January!

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  58. Really love your post ! xo
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  59. Such amazing exhibition!!!!
    Incredible photos, loved every pic!
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  60. So gorgeous + intricate! Loving this!

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  61. Ooh I was just reading about this the other day. Such amazing detail! That white dress in particular is incredible. Looks like a worthwhile exhibition, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Ah, it's a case of perfect timing! The white embellished dress was one of my favourite as well, it really is very beautiful.

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  62. Wow amazing collection
    I love the feather, fur and studs details on the dresses :)

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  63. beautiful exhibit! thank you for sharing
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  64. This is pretty amazing! What an incredible exhibit and collection, it's classy and sublime! Thank you so much for sharing, Gabrielle! As always, your post are fantastic! Hope you are having a fantastic week! xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your support lovely, I'm so glad you've enjoyed this post. I was certainly very pleased to have been invited along to see this exhibition :)

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  65. Oh, I love this kind of exhibitions. They are so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    Jasmine ♥
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    1. That makes two of us - they can be hugely inspiring!

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  66. These are all magnificent! The colors, beading, details and artistry are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. It's truly mesmerizing

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    1. The beading is particularly striking on some of the costumes, I couldn't stop taking photos of everything!

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  67. I am not that much into fashion, but movie costumes! I always loved going to the theatre or the movies to admire the costumes, it would be great to see them close-up.

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    1. How interesting, I had no idea that was the case for you! Theatre costumes sure are beautiful though, particularly the more flamboyant ones come the festive season :)

      Gabrielle x

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  68. That's absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a nice evening!
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  69. Oh, this room of illustrations looks so interesting, sounds like it was great exhibition! What's more I see here a lot of costumes, which could be great inspirations!

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    1. That room was particularly impressive - pieces of artwork in their own right!

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  70. Those pics are really muc more than fashion really arty

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  71. This is really cool. I love how you got close up details of the garments!

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    1. I'll admit, some occasions saw me leaning over people to get the shots haha ;)

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  72. That's really impressive, Gabrielle! Lucky you, would love to see this exhibit in real life as well. Thank you for sharing!!

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  73. I love costumes, so I would love to see this exhibition!

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  74. I'd love to wear one of these this Halloween...haha!

    God bless,
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    1. Haha great idea Claire - I'd definitely want to wear the wind-up doll costume!

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  75. I love that headpiece that's a peacock! I wish it was mine!

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    1. I've no idea where you'd wear it haha ... but yes, I feel the same way!!

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  76. Gabrielle, this was so fabulous to see! I love the fair, wicked, downton abbey and chitty chitty bang bang doll costume. I bet it was awesome to see them up close. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Hey! Your favourites match mine Kim, the bright green embellished Wicked costume truly took my breath away :)

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  77. this looks so fun and interesting!! love the gorgeous costumes
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  78. This looks absolutely amazing!! Velvet Goldmine is one of my favourite movies. So cool :))) xx

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    1. That film is on my 'to see' list for the future!

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  79. The details are..breathtaking! I always loved costumes.
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  80. That spectacular photos, I love those blue feathers! * - *

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    1. The colour was even more vibrant in person!!

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  81. Their costumes are just stunning, every single one of them. I would love to go to this.
    I'll looking up tickets now!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. If you decide to visit, I hope you love it as much as I have done :)

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  82. Everything looks so amazing and I really like the photos of it. Especially of the details, so pretty!

    xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Melissa!

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  83. This is really so cool!
    Nina
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  84. Jejku piękne te stroje !
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  85. Wow, this is beautiful :) Great post :)
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  86. This is absolutely amazing! I used to make costumes for my high school drama club, so this is so inspiring to me! Wonderful post!
    xo Kiki
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    1. That's amazing, a huge congratulations for doing so - that must have been a lot of fun!

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  87. I love the attention to detail with the beading here! Really beautiful designs! Certainly outfits fit for an angel that's for sure! Gorgeous post :) I really like your photography! :) Laura xx www.shehearts.net

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    1. You and me both, those who designed/created the costumes must be exceptionally talented! Thank you so much for your compliment on my photography Laura :)

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  88. Oh My God it all looks amazing! I'd love to see the costumes from Wicked, I've seen it twice now and ah Matthews outfit from Downton and Zero's lobby boy hat from the Grand Budapest Hotel look gorgeous! x
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    1. Yay! It's great to hear someone else is a massive Wicked fan - it's such a fabulous musical! Mm, seeing the Lobby Boy hat was pretty special too considering how amazing the film was.

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  89. Wow! these are truly gorgeous pieces! showcased in the most amazing way possible! I love all your photos here! you truly captured the essence of the time period and introduced us in modern time. I feel so inspired by this glamorous post! thanks for sharing this :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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    1. Thank you Heather, I'm so pleased you've enjoyed this post. Hearing it has inspired you has made my day! :)

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  90. These are so incredible! I love the blue with the feathers, just gorgeous!

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