Monday, February 13, 2006

At the V & A. The exhibition Popaganda: The Fashion and style of JC de Castelbajac (until 1 May 2006) runs alongside Anna Piaggi Fashion-ology. A Campbell's soup can dress, a 'fur coat' made of teddy bears which was worn by Madonna, a giant Snoopy t-shirts and inflatable ponchos - these are a few of the witty and flamboyant designs of French fashion maverick Jean Charles de Castelbajac photographed here with Rosita Missoni. Anna has been writing the press releases for her dear friends the Missonis for ages ".........and from the 1980's I have jealously collected and kept as keys or clues to the avant-garde, as a visionary attitude to presenting a collection."writes New York based Conde' Nast's special project editor, Grazia D'Annunzio in the catalogue. Pin It