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We announce a film about

the Dress Collection of

the V&A Museum, London

 

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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 www.fashion-era.com

www.artsviewproductions.com Press Release

'400 years of fashion -

anatomy of a collection'

A film about the Dress Collection of

the V&A Museum, London

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.  Shakespeare’s Globe Staff Working with Doublets.
Susan North, Senior Curator of Fashion with Madeleine Marsh  Shakespeare’s 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 300 hours!

Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, wardrobe assistants inspecting a coat.

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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: www.artsviewproductions.com or by telephone 0208 444 2001.  International Tel. +44(0)20 8444 2001

A 52 minute film available on video, in PAL and NTSC format.

£18.99 inc VAT, plus P&P.

An Artsview Production in association with the V&A Museum, London.

© Artsview Productions Ltd 2004

'400 years of fashion -

anatomy of a collection'

A film about the Dress Collection of

the V&A Museum, London

Paul Smith said

'the inspiration you get from looking … it’s a real goldmine
Picture of Sir Paul Smith Fashion Designer Men in Skirts Fashion Model
Sir Paul Smith Fashion Designer Men in Skirts

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Some more interesting quotes from the film from world famous fashion designers:

John Galliano said

'…my most inspiring memories are of the V&A Dress Collection'

Ozwald Boateng said

'…every time I visit I see something new, something different.  I am inspired'

Pearce Fionda said

'we discovered the Dress Collection, at the heart of the V&A, the jewel in the crown'

 

This 52 minute film is available on video, in PAL and NTSC format.

£18.99 inc VAT, plus P&P.

Available now from: www.artsviewproductions.com

or by telephone

0208 444 2001

International Tel. +44(0)20 8444 2001

The video sleeve and cover of 'anatomy of a collection' by Artsview and analysing 400 years of costume at the V&A.

End of Press Release www.artsviewproductions.com   © Artsview Productions Ltd 2004

Comment from Pauline Weston Thomas of www.fashion-era.com

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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 30 June 2005