Lindsay BAKER – BBC CULTURE 20/04/2018

“There is no better designer than nature,” said the fashion maverick Alexander McQueen. From exotic birds to iridescent beetles, from sleek, patterned animal fur to delicate orchids, there is apparently no end to the beauty of the earth’s flora and fauna – it’s no surprise that the natural world has long been an inspiration in fashion. And McQueen is among the designers whose work is displayed in a new exhibition at London’s V&A, Fashioned from Nature, that explores how fashion has mimicked, been inspired by – and plundered – nature from the 17th Century until the present day.(…)

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