Matisse and his everyday objects come to life in this exhibition in London 5 Aug to 12 Nov 2017
From the V&A website, here is a good introduction to this couture icon.
"Known as 'The Master' of haute couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the last century. His exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the tone for modern fashion.
"Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is the first UK exhibition to explore the work and legacy of the Spanish couturier, showcasing over 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga, his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. It examines Balenciaga's work from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – when he dressed some of the most renowned women of the age and became revered by his contemporaries, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel."
Also enjoy this blog by a guest who stayed in our lovely London B&B guest rooms in order to spend a few days in London for shopping and a visit to this exquiste exhibition.
Stay with us here off the Fulham Road in our elegant London B&B; it's a short ride up Fulham Road on the 14 or 414 red bus to the V&A museum.
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Bread baking is an art that few master. But that's changing all over the world and even in our neighbourhood. Ma Baker (aka Liz Wilson) is an award-winning baker of all things purely bread. Several of our guests have taken her courses--a 10 minute walk from our elegant London B&B-- and return swarming about how wonderful the day was. Be empowered; learn to bake daily bread and stay overnight with us here at our boutique London B&B, 21 Barclay Road SW6 1EJ LONDON. See bread for life
Locals are always glad to find us for family and friends visiting. This monthly journal features in our rooms because they cover so many local 'bits' that are useful to guests. Read on....
Long ago, without automobiles... Barclay Road still enjoys the wonderful London Plane trees planted in the 1880s. Planted in the 1880s, it is rare to find an entire road in London with its original trees.
We are near Fulham Broadway/Fulham Road. Our London neighborhood boasts the famous Fulham Palace, dating back to the 700s; open daily. Don’t miss the fabulous Bishops Park and wonderful trees surrounding the Palace. Lovely fashion shopping down Fulham Road and award winning pubs and restaurants await.
This grand civic building of the late 1800's was built to serve the growing community of Fulham, London, when the railroad (now 'tube') extended to this area in 1869. Take a look as you come out of Fulham Broadway tube station, just around two corners from our home on Barclay Road.
Many guests who stay here at 21 Barclay Road also visit Paris, before or after London, or even in between for a night or two. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see several of the only 39 existing Vermeers. Read review here.