Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence

Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence

I spent the Easter weekend in Florence, where I visited the Salvatore Ferragamo museum. The permanent shoe collection is small but intriguing. It emphasizes the shoemaking process, not just the glamorous finished product. As attests his elegant and original footwear,...
The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition in Venice

The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition in Venice

The Divine Marchesa is a strange exhibition about a strange person. Marchesa Luisa Casati was an exaggerator, a liar, a living work of art. The exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice captures her spirit in that it’s just as elusive. If you’re wondering why...
Empress Sisi's forgotten clothes

Empress Sisi's forgotten clothes

A new exhibition explores how Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s tragic and intriguing life reflected in her wardrobe. Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, was one of the most distinguished royals-celebrities of the 19th century. In 1854, at the age of 16, she married Emperor Franz...
Pradasphere: Prada takes over Harrods

Pradasphere: Prada takes over Harrods

Pradasphere is Prada’s latest exhibition, situated on the fourth floor of Harrods. Don’t you love how department stores have become a place to see art? I wonder whether the next generation’s Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst will exhibit exclusively in them. For now, there...
Review: Made in London: Jewellery Now exhibition

Review: Made in London: Jewellery Now exhibition

Tucked in a corner in the basement of the gargantuan Museum of London, the Made in London: Jewellery Now exhibition presents creations by seven London-based indie jewellery designers: Jordan Askill, Husam el Odeh, Noemi Klein, Imogen Belfield, Duffy, Rachel Boston and...
Review: Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition

Review: Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition

Isabella Blow, the British style icon, fashion editor, talent spotter and muse who died by suicide in 2007 aged 48, is remembered as one of the last true fashion eccentrics, having donned traffic-stopping ensembles before it became a street style norm and social media...