Valentino: Master of Couture

This major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino showcases over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow in an exciting installation created specially for Somerset House.

Divided into three sections; visitors start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of the life of the master. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view a staggering one hundred and thirty Valentino haute couture designs. Valentino: Master of Couture is a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture.

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Somerset House Trust
South Building
Somerset House


The Photographers Gallery

You can see some interesting work with photography in all it’s forms at The Photographers Gallery.

One of the work I liked is from Laura Letinsky.

This exhibition focuses on Letinsky’s new series, Ill Form and Void Full (2010-11). The series title Ill Form and Void Full continues Letinsky’s interest in playing with representations of space and time, but departs from the narrative potential of the still life. It focuses on the relation between positive and negative space, and a more muted depiction of a subject where two and three-dimensional forms from different sources co-exist uneasily.



Perspectives on Collage showcases eight approaches to collage. This is another part which you can discover at the gallery.

The work of Anna Parkina is very interesting for me because I also tried to make collages in perspective. Which is a really difficult thing to do.

Anna Parkina works in sculpture, painting, photography and performance. Her collages re-appropriate her own photographs into densely layered compositions while echoing the Russian avant-garde, Seventies punk and the cinematic.



The Photographers’ Gallery

16 – 18 Ramillies Street

 London W1F 7LW

Whitechapel Gallery

I went to see the exhibitions at Whitechapel Gallery. You can see their over different types of work from different artists.

Here you can have a look at some work which I really liked:

The Bloomberg Commission:

Giuseppe Penone: Spazio di Luce (Space of Light)


Piotr Uklanski’s wall sculpture


Gerard Byrne‘s possible location of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot

GerardByrneWhitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street

London E1 7QX