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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

London Trip: Day 3



Thursday was an incredible day: we met with the great guys at NoBrow in the morning, then we were invited to the studio of the magical Paul Smith, where he showed us all sorts of toys and gifts people had sent him from around the world, and gave us general pearls of wisdom (like the one above).

Then we went to the V&A, which really warrants a day in itself, and we got to visit both the Yohji Yamamoto show and the The Cult of Beauty exhibition. So delighted as the Aesthetic Movement is one of my very favorite movements of all.

After the shows, we had a lecture on British fashion - which had me on edge for its reverence of the genius that was Alexander McQueen. I SO want to be in NYC to see the Savage Beauty show going on. Such a good year for exhibitions!

Finally, we had a studio visit with royal portrait painter Rupert Alexander, then a dinner with illustration guest speakers Linzie Hunter and fellow alum Ping Zhu.

It truly was a day of an embarrassment of fortunes to visit with such incredible, passionate artists and just soak up the richness of the V&A.

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