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Lolita Exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum 
13th-Apr-2012 11:09 pm
Osaka
Didn't catch this one already posted (forgive me if I went a tad blind), but London-based lolis, this might be of interest. From April 23 to Janurary 27 2013 the V&A will be hosting a free exhibit on the UK's influence on Lolita fashion.

Source here.


I don't know much else about it but it might be interesting to look at.
Comments 
13th-Apr-2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
awesome! too bad that I make it in autumn to uk and not earlier
13th-Apr-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
I'm up in Manchester but I really wanna go!
13th-Apr-2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Someone will have to share pictures for all us who can't get there :0
13th-Apr-2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
hmm, might check it out. I've been planning to go to the V&A for ages
13th-Apr-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I am excited to hear about this exhibit. One of the UK lolis will have to take photos (if permitted).

However, I must admit that I giggled slightly at the thought of the V&A having 9 lolita outfits in their permanent collection. We're art, everyone!
13th-Apr-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
This makes me happy! :D I've always wanted to go to V&A for their historical fashion pieces and now there's more to look forward to (no idea when I'll ever make it there, but still...). I have a V&A photo book that I love of their fashion pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. Maybe they'll release a photo book with this exhibit in it? I hope so.
14th-Apr-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
I'm going in a few weeks. I'll post pictures. :3 It doesn't seem like a big exhibit though.
14th-Apr-2012 05:19 am (UTC)
I think there are currently 92 of us going... the poor V&A, haha.
14th-Apr-2012 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm sure they'll love all the free publicity y'all will get for them. Especially if it makes it into the newspaper or on television.
14th-Apr-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
That would be amazing - I might suggest it to Kyra actually (I believe she's organising it), see if we can't get some positive press while we're at it!
15th-Apr-2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm already speaking to the press office who want to take a photo of everyone outside to use for a future event in the summer (sadly we're coming a bit too late to promote this one)
15th-Apr-2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
That sounds awesome. Any chance of getting a copy as a souvenir, do you think? *G*
15th-Apr-2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
I don't know - we can certainly try!
14th-Apr-2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Wow, that's really interesting! Thanks for posting!

I was in charge of organising a Lolita fashion show as a framework programm for a big Museum in Germany, while we had a V&A exhibition: http://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/index.htm?ausstellungen/victoria_albert/index_e.htm

It was quite a big thing, but the english organisers from the exhibition didn't seem to be interested at all. We only worked with the German staff, while the V&A people seemed to be not interested in working with us at all.
It was like they thought our fashion didn't satisfy their academic requirements (at least those were the rumours between the staff), while the German organisers were quite taken with it.
So it's rather funny for me the V&A now even BOUGHT something like that for their collection. xD

But I am really happy they did! It's going to help me a lot about my MA thesis I think ;)
15th-Apr-2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe the curator of this wasn't working at the V&A at the time or wasn't part of the Germany team (makes sense that people interested in Germany may not be the same as those interested in Japan). This guy is super excited by lolita and recently went to tokyo on a lolita research trip
19th-Apr-2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they have so many peiople, I assume that had something to do with it. The people I met here are quite likely not the same who organised the current exhibition on Lolita now. And I am super happy and excited that the V&A decided to include Lolita now!
I hope I can go and visit the exhibition::) I am really interested in updates on any UK Lolita trips etc.

I'm going to write my MA Thesis on Lolita fashion at the department of Art History soon, so this exhibition is like a gift from heaven for me xD My subject looks a lot more "acceptable" to others now ;)
14th-Apr-2012 07:59 am (UTC)
That's very interesting! I'm going to London in a few months, so I'll definitely try to go see it!
14th-Apr-2012 09:00 am (UTC)
Awww I just went last summer! Probably wouldn't get to go again for years :c
I hope the lucky people who catch the exhibit post lots of pictures!
14th-Apr-2012 09:47 am (UTC)
Wow :D I'm going to London in July. I'm defenetly going there and properly with a loli-outfit :)
14th-Apr-2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
My father will be in London then, Hope he can at least take some pictures for me? xD Also, OMG your icon.
15th-Apr-2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
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