Max Mara

After Bejing, Berlin and Tokyo, Coats! is opening in Russia today. This exhibition is dedicated to the history of the Max Mara group celebrating the Italian brand’s 60th birthday. It showcases a selection of 70 rare coats from the 50s until today alongside sketches and photographs all taken from Max Mara archives.

Coats! Until the 10th January 2012 at Moscow State Historical Museum. 

The updated and revised edition of the book Coats Max Mara: 60 Years of Italian Fashion is out late November 2011, by Adelheid Rasche, from Rizzoli


MoMu - Antwerp

MoMu Antwerp

MoMu Antwerp

MoMu – Antwerp Fashion Museum is presenting the first large-scale retrospective exhibition of the work of Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck. The exhibition reveals how Van Beirendonck examines the frontiers of beauty, creating his own interpretations of concepts imposed by society. It also investigates the diverse projects beyond the catwalk, in which Walter van Beirendonck has participated, with special focus on his costumes for the U2 PopMart tour in 1997.

This exhibition runs from September 14th  – 19th February 2012.

Gimpel Fils Gallery

Gimpel Fils

Gimpel Fils

As a tribute to fashion photographer Corrine Day’s death last year, Gimpel Fils Gallery is showcasting her work for The Face. The exhibition will display her intimate photographs as they appeared in the magazine, as well as her well known Kate Moss images.

This must-see  exhibition is at the the Gimpel Fils in London until the 1st October.

If you still haven’t seen the Glamour of the Gods, you have time until the end of October. This exhibition is a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s Golden Age, the period 1920-1960. It features 70 photographs of stars such as Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. Most of them are vintage prints which are being displayed for the fist time.

The exhibition is at the National Portrait Gallery in London until the 23rd October 2011.

Now open on Clapham Common in London is the swim festival featuring a beach and 25-metre outdoor pool! It offers coaching and classes for various age groups and abilities including ‘family fun splash’, ‘mini water polo’ and ‘swimfit’.

For further information and pool time tables visit the Big Dip website


Film4 open-air cinema returns to Somerset House this summer with a twelve-day series features everything from UK premieres to cult action thrillers, romantic comedies to film classics.   This is possibly London’s most popular open-air film event. Doors open 18.30, DJs from 19.30 and films start at 21.15. Rugs and cushions are available to buy or bring your own!

For listing and tickets visit the Somerset house website.

From 27 July – 7 August 2011 at The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House in London

Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is presenting a survey exhibition of one of Britain’s most established contemporary artists, Tracey Emin. This exhibition covers every period of her career, revealing facets of the artist and her work that are often overlooked. The exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, textiles, video and sculpture.

The exhibition is at the Hayward Gallery until the 29th August 2011 

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