Fashioning the Rose

I missed the opening of ‘Fashioning the Rose’; but was pleased to see its eclectic mix of recent fashion items inspired by roses.

A necklace made of brass, designed to wound its wearer, inspired by a short story by Oscar Wilde. The original nightingale has been eaten by termites, so has been replaced by a dead finch:-

Roses by Phoebe Cummings which decay because they are unglazed, which gives them an ephemeral beauty:-

And a hat by Christian Lacroix, a wonderful, theatrical designer, who used to design the pyjamas for Air France:-

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