Saturday, 18 October 2008

Top To Toe

A new exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London: TOP TO TOE: FASHION FOR KIDS, until April 2009

"Drawing from the Museum's outstanding collection, Top to Toe explores the fascinating world of children's clothing - separating the myths from the realities.

Developments in the 'form and function' of clothing are represented through a number of themes: childhood milestones; changing fashions over time; why fashions change and who drives this; and practical versus impractical clothes. Would you like to wear an 1880s bustle making the back of your skirt stick out? Or how about wearing a boy's dress?

Items on show include a stunning 1700s wrapping gown, an 1800s boy's hat, a muff made of peacock feathers and the popular 1970s 'snorkel' parka coat."

Oh, I would so love to go to this exhibition and see the snorkel, and some vintage Clothkits and other children's outfits from history!


Tara said...

Oh wow, that looks like an amazing exhibition! I'd love for it to come to the states!

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh I love those green sandals. I used to get a pair like that every year - always a different bright colour, except the mournful year that they only had brown in my size - I had mortified feet for a whole summer. Sadly it is so hard to find basic colourful footwear for children- especially boys. It's all army fatigues and black or navy once they turn 4. Horrid! t.x

Swift Jan said...

Oh how beautiful!

I LOVE that Mr Men skirt! Brings back so many memories. I think I had sheets like that!