If you are shopping for vintage boutique clothes then you should make sure you take in some fashion exhibitions to provide you with inspiration.
Fashion On The Ration
The Imperial war Museum has this exhibition running until 31 August this year. In a departure from its normal focus the Fashion on the Ration looks at how women innovatively dealt with the restrictions on clothing during the Second World War.
Looking at the ways in which women sought to express their individuality despite the limited resources available to them, the exhibition also looks at many of the uniforms women were wearing for the first time and the impact these had on them.
This exhibition has recently been extended, such is its popularity. This exhibition looks at swim and beach wear, and how it has evolved over the past 100 years. Looking at the dawn of swimwear in the Victorian era through to the development of fashionable swimwear through the thirties and forties. A great glimpse into the glamour embraced by the wealthy on holiday, this fascinating exhibition is well worth a visit. Find out more about opening times.
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an icon
Glamour fans will love this exhibition which features photography by famous portrait artists, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as well as more candid lifestyle shots from the actress’s life. There is a focus on the role that Audrey Hepburn took on as a style icon, and how this image was portrayed, at the exhibition at the National Gallery.