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World Stars examples of medieval costumes (photos)

May 2 2006

In the British Museum of Art Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1 opened a unique exhibition of design works "Anglomania" dedicated to the reconstruction of old clothes.

Fashion shows staged fashion house Burberry and Vivienne Westwood; world-renowned designers: John Galliano (John Galliano), Alexander McQueen (Alexander McQueen), Hussein Chalayan (Hussein Chalayan), Sviven Jones (Stephen Jones) and Manolo Blahnik (Manolo Blahnik).

Displaying medieval costumes became a secular event for the cream of British society, show business stars and film industry.

At the opening of fashion show among the guests were not the only British celebrities and Hollywood stars: actress Brittany Murphy, Amanda Peet, Kate Beckinsale, Kim Basinger, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mick Jagger and daughter Elizabeth, Victoria Beckham, and supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Richard Gere, and others.

Andrew Bolton, curator of the event explains the unusual exhibition that "in addition to traditional English costumes and the exhibition presents a collection of futuristic models, a non-existent in the past." These collections are united under the name "Britain without rules» (No - rules Britannia).

See gallery to show "Anglomania," "Gathering socialite"

"Well-known designers are inspired by the chic and the wealth of times past and create their own models - says Mr Bolton. - Extraordinary dresses, made under the old, created by contemporary designers, based on personal experiences and fantasies. "

These outfits - a kind of vision of a new fashion designers of the Middle Ages, in which it successfully combines vintage elements with modern hi-tech decor.

Special sensation to the temptation of the audience made the show designer dresses Patrick Kinmonth (Patrick Kinmonth). The designer moved away from the given topic "Reconstruction of the Middle Ages" and presented a collection of evening dress "France XVII - XVIII century: the era of romanticism and classicism, with spicy cleavage, fluffy skirts, delicate lace and hand embroidered with gold thread on satin and velvet.

After the show the designer has received multiple orders from the socialite. In those wishing to sew custom-made evening dresses elegant French fashion turned out to be the daughter of the leader of Aerosmith Steven Tyler Actress Liv Tyler and British actress Keira Knightley.

To the public exhibition will be open until September 4.

Photos taken from the website www.


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