The most eye-popping style exhibition has just opened at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. ‘House Style’ is Chatsworth’s biggest exhibition yet and I went along a couple of weeks ago with about 100 press and other guests to get an early glimpse.
Chatsworth is the residence of the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has seen several generations of stylish predecessors. (more…)
Last week saw the opening of Disobedient Bodies at the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery in West Yorkshire. It’s curated by Jonathan Anderson (of J.W.Anderson and Loewe fame) and looks at the parallels in how fashion and art treat the human figure. (more…)
In fashion, most of the glory and column inches go to the avant-garde and the celebrity-courters. But what about those other labels that keep their heads down and keep the customers coming? Not easy to do, certainly not in this climate.
“Art is not a clear identifiable message; it is not a given order such as “sit,” “stand,” or “look at me.” I don’t like to make work that tells you how it should be read. Art should be ambivalent, somehow. I don’t try to be a pamphlet.” (more…)