Age of lux­ury: Lon­don's V&A to fea­ture show on ocean lin­ers

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Lon­don's dec­o­ra­tive arts and de­sign mu­seum, the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum, will host a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion on ocean lin­ers that in­cludes relics from the Ti­tanic. The ex­hi­bi­tion that opens in Fe­bru­ary will ex­plore the nostal­gia for the golden age of ocean travel and its por­trayal in pop cul­ture. Most no­table among its 250 show­cased pieces is a di­a­mond-and­pearl Cartier tiara saved from the ship Lusi­ta­nia in 1915, as well as a panel frag­ment from the Ti­tanic's first-class lounge.

Ar­chi­tec­ture, en­gi­neer­ing and fash­ion all fig­ure promi­nently in the show. The ex­hi­bi­tion, now in the US, goes be­yond the ships to look into the lives of fa­mous pas­sen­gers such as Mar­lene Di­et­rich and El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor. It also ex­am­ines the work of artists, de­sign­ers and ar­chi­tects in­spired by the ocean liner look. — AP

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