London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Fashion in the Palm of Your Hand at the Fan Museum
Published: Wednesday 23rd of July 2008
A stylish exhibition is currently on show at the Fan Museum in London.
Tourists in London can see Fashion in the Palm of Your Hand at the Fan Museum from now until October 26th 2008.
The exhibition is part of a collaboration between Central Saint Martins and the Fan Museum and highlights how the fan, like the Chanel bag of today, was the 'It' fashion item of the past.
Considered a "must-have accessory" for fashion-aware women of the Elizabethan era, the fan was epitomised as the "ultimate feminine status symbol" by Elizabeth I.
The fan was once used in England as an implement of flirtation and as a display of wealth and power.
At the Fan Museum, visitors will be able to see examples of the most decadent fans, covered in jewels and designed from precious materials.
Nowadays the fan continues to be used in fashion, from music videos to magazine photo shoots and catwalk shows.
Fashion in the Palm of your Hand takes visitors on a journey from the time of Oliver Cromwell to the modern era where the fan is used in a modern fashion by Burlesque artiste, Dita Von Teese.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 If you are looking for things to do in London this coming week, then why not take a trip down to Kew...
Friday 7th of June 2013 If you are looking for interesting things to do in London over the next week, then be sure not to...
Wednesday 5th of June 2013 Posted by Kevin Smith There is an abundance of things to do in London and no shortage...
Monday 3rd of June 2013 The GB Row 2013 is well underway, providing plenty of much needed entertainment and things to do in...
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Learn about the nursing legend at the Florence Nightingale Museum
Friday 31st of May 2013 London attractions: Explore Tiger Territory at London Zoo
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Witness the very best of opera and art house at the Curzon Chelsea
Thursday 30th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Have a great time at Namco Funscape
Thursday 30th of May 2013 London attractions: Churchill War Rooms honours one of the 'greatest Britons'
Wednesday 29th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Relive the greatest sporting moments at Twickenham Stadium
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sail through the history behind the London Canal Museum