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While I was visiting the UK I took my 10 year old granddaughter and my daughter to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. The Museum was started by Zandra Rhodes and she donated much of her collection of designer gowns and costumes to the Museum. It is now run under the auspices of Newham College.

My granddaughter loves art and fashion and really enjoyed the Zandra Rhodes exhibition that was on when we visited. It included a couple of video interviews with her which were very interesting and even our 10 year old sat mesmerised. Visitors were encouraged to draw a design and leave it on the table in the viewing room. DGD did just that and signed it and put a copyright symbol on it!! Wish I’d take a photo but she may not have given me permission to publish.

The F&TM itself was very generous and gave me permission to show you the photographs I took of the exhibition. Please bear in mind no flash was allowed and these were taken on a Samsung cellphone. They are nontheless gorgeous! If you click on them you’ll get a larger image. Enjoy!

20130823_120654 20130823_120704 20130823_120720 20130823_120736 20130823_120808 20130823_120836The F&TM is really worth a visit if you are in London. They currently have an exhibition which runs until January 2014 called the Glamour of Bellville Sassoon and you can take a sneak peek here. The Museum is located at 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF and can be reached via a short walk from the London Bridge tube station.

The Museum also runs short courses and my DGD can’t wait until she’s 12 and can do the “Draw like Designer” workshop. I just ordered the accompanying book for her but don’t let on, it’s a surprise! :)

 

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