This week it has been full steam ahead in the VISA Platinum Gallery. The crates carrying Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London arrived by sea, and Keira Miller and Sarah Scott from the V&A arrived by air. Over the last week Keira and Sarah, accompanied by our team of installers and conservators, have been unpacking the crates, removing layers of protective coverings, and thoroughly checking the condition of each item before placing it in its designated display case. At the time of writing 80% of the garments have been arranged in their cases, ready to be lit.
In the spirit of burlesque artiste Dita von Teese, whose magnificent Vivienne Westwood gown is in the exhibition, here is a little photographic ‘strip tease’ of the unpacking in motion.