I'm thrilled to be able to bring to you
details of this wonderful film.
It was shot mainly in the
V&A, London and
includes interviews with designers and curators, as well as archive material
from the Dress Collection. This page is
edited by Pauline Weston Thomas of
This 52 minute film takes viewers behind the
scenes explaining the functions of the Collection’s departments and how it
operates through its dedicated curators and staff.
Our guide is Susan North, Senior Curator of
Fashion. We meet Professor Ribeiro of the Courtauld Institute, Jenny
Tiramani of Shakespeare’s Globe, fashion designers Ozwald Boateng, Paul
Smith and many more.
Susan North, Senior Curator of Fashion with Madeleine Marsh.
Globe Staff Working with Doublets.
We learn about acquisition, exhibitions, and
the Collection’s role as reference and resource for theatre, film and
contemporary fashion designers.
An extremely important activity is
conservation. The film shows work on the famous Paquin dress which featured
in the V&A’s Art Deco exhibition. The conservation of this dress took over
Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum
The film also illustrates the Collection’s
importance and relevance in the field of education, and how it’s revered by
designers, students and teachers alike. The film is a must for all
fashion aficionados.Available now from:
or by telephone 0208 444 2001. International
Tel. +44(0)20 8444 2001
minute film available on video, in PAL and NTSC format.
£18.99 inc VAT, plus P&P.
Artsview Production in association with the V&A Museum, London.
With such recommendations I know you will
love this film all about the costume history Dress Collection and how a museum cares for
costume and accessories. The V&A Museum, London is an outstanding British museum of
world renown. It is globally recognised for promoting costume to a wider audience
and caring for it with the best of expertise, so that future generations can
see past costume in all it glory and access valuable information not found
elsewhere. How I wish this film had been available when I taught
Costume History. At £18.99 it really is a snip.
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