High glamour tinged with tragedy comes to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum this month, with the first major exhibition of the work of fashion designer Gianni Versace since his death in 1997. As favoured by Diana, Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Hurley and Madonna (dress Madonna wore to the 1995 Brit Awards pictured left), Versace’s imaginative style was both outrageous and ostentatious, but always aimed to flatter the female form. Curated by the V&A’s Claire Wilcox and designed in-house by Mike Malham, the exhibition extols his art and craft. A book to accompany the show, edited by Wilcox, has been designed by Kenneth Carroll Associates. Versace at the V&A runs from 17 October until 12 January 2003.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.
The Nottinghamshire forest best known for its association with make-believe rogue and hero Robin Hood has had a revamp, with a new visitor centre, branding and wayfinding centred around environment
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.