Mary Quant Plaque

Ahead of being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, a plaque celebrating Dame Mary Quant was unveiled at 138A King’s Road on 16 September; the original site of her ground-breaking boutique Bazaar, which embodied a new generation’s attitude to life and fashion, bringing energy and fun to shopping.

Mary Quant revolutionised fashion, harnessing youth, street style and mass production to create a new look for women, defining the Swinging Sixties. Challenging conventions, she popularised tights, hot pants, the mini skirt and trousers. The plaque unveiling coincides with London Fashion Week, Dame Mary’s ‘Lifetime Achievement’ at the World Fashion Awards and a major international retrospective exploring her influential career at the V&A museum, just a short walk from the King’s Road, which brings to life how she injected positivity and colour back to a post-war London. The bonanza of an exhibition traces Quant’s career from 1955 to 1975, exploring the evolution of her style, and how her clever marketing created a global lifestyle brand. The show runs until 16 February 2020.

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Wulf & Lamb Instagram Competition

Here’s your chance to win two tickets to see ‘FOOD: Bigger than the Plate’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum and a meal for two at Wulf & Lamb to celebrate the launch of Pavilion Road’s ‘Edible Trail’. 

Lunch at Wulf & Lamb will be inspired by the ingredients along Pavilion Road’s ‘Edible Trail’, which you can book a complimentary tour to explore.

To enter, simply like the competition post on @pavilionroad’s Instagram, tag a friend and make sure you are both following @pavilionroad and @wulfandlamb.

The competition will start on Thursday 5 September and end on Thursday 12 September 2019.

Terms & Conditions

  • The prize include two tickets to see FOOD: Bigger than the Plate at the Victoria & Albert Museum and a meal for two at Wulf & Lamb
  • The meal will include one main, one side dish, one dessert and two glasses of alcohol per person
  • The meal at Wulf & Lamb must be booked prior to your visit. Booking is only available Monday to Friday 
  • The prize must be claimed by Friday 20 October 2019
  • The prize cannot be exchanged for cash

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Model Holding a Bazaar Bag c. 1959 - Mary Quant archive

Mary Quant Exhibition

This April, the first international retrospective on the inspirational British fashion designer, Mary Quant, opens at the V&A with the King’s Road proud to be the leading sponsor.

This one-of-a-kind exhibition explores 1955-1975 and the years in which she revolutionised the high street whilst harnessing the youthful spirit of the 60s. 120 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches and photographs – many of which have never been on display before – will be on display, showcasing Quant as a role model for women, challenging conventions and popularising the mini skirts, coloured tights and tailored trousers. The fashion icon inspired young women to rebel against traditional dress worn by mothers and grandmothers and the show will explore some of her most memorable moments, from receiving her OBE to the evolution of rising hemlines.

From her small boutique, Bazaar on the King’s Road, to leading international label, Mary Quant revolutionised British Fashion with energy, flair and rebellion.

Book your tickets here – and take a stroll along the King’s Road to be part of the history!

#WeWantQuant

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Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

This extraordinary exhibition will be a must-see this summer. Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up presents a collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.

After her death in 1954 aged 46, Diego Rivera locked up her belongings in a room and said it  should not be opened until after his death. It was not opened until 2004 and this is the first time the incredible collection from that room will be on display outside of Mexico.

Expect to see clothes, jewellery, makeup and a defiantly red-leather-booted prosthetic leg which highlight her energy and the vitality with which she lived her life.

Tickets cost £15 (concessions apply) and there keep a look out for events, talks and workshops across its opening months. Book here.

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Emily Young

Emily Young in conversation with Antonia Bostrom

“I am putting up an alternative to mindlessness – to the commercial world” – Emily Young

With this proposal, Emily Young, one of Britain’s greatest living sculptors, invites you to contemplate her work and its natural beauty, energy and place across time, land and cultures.

Join her in conversation with Dr Antonia Bostrom, Keeper of Sculpture, Metal Work, Ceramics and Glass at the V & A, for discussion of her works and inspirations followed by a wine reception.

Tickets cost £15 and include the wine reception following.

Book here.

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Fashioned from Nature

This is the first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.

Look at fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dying processes which invites visitors to think about the materials we wear today.

A must-see for every fashionista!

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Betak: A Fashion Show Revolution

Join one of the world’s most influential fashion show producers, Alexandre de Betak at the Victoria & Albert Museum for an insider’s look at the creative process behind the most spectacular events in fashion history. Betak’s repertoire ranges from Dior, to Miu Miu’s first ever show to the Victoria’s Secret show that famously “broke” the internet in 2000.

For just £15, listen to him share his pearls of wisdom on the creative process that have resulted in his revolutionising the modern fashion show.

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower tea

Opera Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the V&A’s new exhibition, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, Jumeirah Carlton Tower are hosting a perfectly themed afternoon tea, complete with savouries and sweets inspired by the opera houses and cities featured. Why not indulge with the cocktail tea, complete with a Don Giovanni tipple made with Mozart chocolate liqueur, a ticket to the exhibition and even a mini MP3 player, preloaded with music from several different operas?

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