Atsuko Kudo at the V&A’s ‘Ballgowns’ Exhibition
Here at Atsuko Kudo we are delighted to have been asked to participate in next spring’s major fashion exhibition at London’s iconic V&A Museum. The exhibition is ‘Ballgowns – British Glamour Since 1950’, featuring the work of British based designers over the past 6 decades. This will be the first exhibition in the museum’s newly refurbished fashion galleries.
The exhibition will run from May 2012 but we are also thrilled that the V&A asked us to provide a gown to represent the contemporary aspect of ballgowns for the press launch which happened earlier today in the gorgeous Norfolk House Music Room.
We were also lucky to have one of our favourite models, Georgia Frost available to grace this specially created strapless lace print ball gown.
The same dress will also feature in the exhibition when it opens in May next year.
These sumptuous shots of Georgia wearing the Atsuko Kudo gown also show gowns from Worth (early 1950’s) and Hardy Amies (early 1960’s).
Other designers scheduled to be included in the exhibition are Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Giles, Hussein Chalayan, Julien MacDonald, Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney, Norman Hartnell, Erdem, Ossie Clark, Bill Gibb, Zandra Rhodes, Victor Stiebel, Jonathan Saunders and Catherine Walker. No doubt there are many more to follow as there will be a total of 60 ballgowns on display.
We hope you’ll have the opportunity to view the exhibition which runs from May 19th 2012 to January 6th 2013. ‘Ballgowns – British Glamour Since 1950’ is curated by Oriole Cullen and Sonnet Stanfill.
Advance bookings www.vam.ac.uk