Quote of the day

“I would love to work with Aretha Franklin. She sang ‘My Country ‘tis of Thee’ at the inauguration in an amazing grey hat with a huge bow brim. We tried to get it for the [V & A] exhibition and she said no, but she sent me the most wonderful letter that she had also sent to a museum in Washington. It said that she was hugely flattered to be asked, but that to sing as an African American woman at the inauguration of a black president was the proudest moment of her career, and that she wants to be able to look at that hat every day for the rest of her life and remember.”
Stephen Jones on the LOVE blog