|Creators:||De La Haye, Amy and Clark, Judith|
A narrative was woven around surviving material dating from the 16th century to modern day ephemera. Imagery and evidence were drawn from international museum collections, archives, oral testimony, personal souvenirs and newly made artefacts. The exhibition comprises a 3 metre long cabinet (inspired by 16th century cabinets of curiosity) containing a three-dimensional, thematic, timeline, which was photographed to form the book, which in turn documented the exhibition (reversing the usual format and in so doing reinforcing Carnaby Street’s association with alternative possibilities). Original 1960s clothing, film footage and photographs by Philip Townsend were juxtaposed with especially commissioned images from documentary photographer Syd Shelton and illustrator Alice Smith.
|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
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Amy de la Haye
Fashion in the context of the museum
I am writing a book, with LCF colleague Judith Clark, on the discipline of curating fashion for Yale University Press. As a trained dress historian and museum curator I will explore history and current practice and Judith, as a qualified architect and exhibition-maker, will focus upon design and installation issues. It centres around the 1971 Cecil Beaton exhibition at the V&A. To be published 1912.
With Valerie D. Mendes, I am writing a book about the archive of the House of Worth, which is housed at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It contains evidence about the couture house’s later, and lesser known, history from the 1890s through to the 1950s and its recent revival.
I would like to develop another curatorial project, possibly on fashion in the Edwardian era.
Curating Fashion, Exhibition design, Display History and Theory, Fashion History and Theory, Museology.
My research looks at issues surrounding the display of fashion. I am continuing experimental curatorial work carried out since 1997 at the Judith Clark Costume Gallery. I have more recently applied those ideas to museum space/scale. I am interested in how architectural theory can inform theories about the display of clothes and the history of exhibition-making. I am working with Amy de la Haye, on a book for Yale University Press on Curating Fashion (1971 - the present).
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RPE|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Date:||26 February 2010|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
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|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||29 Sep 2010 16:09|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2011 15:38|