Fascinating fashion

Can’t wait for London Fashion Week? No, us neither. We will, of course be scrabbling to the shows in our front-row-ready garbs come 14 February, but if you’re after a little fashion fix to whet your sartorial appetite in the meantime, here are three very stylish exhibitions to take you seamlessly into that AW14 schedule.

Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol celebrates the world of textile design as a popular art form – 20th century art in a scarf, if you will. You can expect to see an eye-popping display of fabrics that take in cubism to constructivism, abstraction to pop art, many of these fabulous fabrics being rare examples, enjoying their first public display. Major artists include Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Barbara Hepworth and Sonia Delaunay. Not to be missed.

Something you can’t possibly have missed is Miss Moss’s recent media coverage. Our current Kate obsession reached unchartered heights when she celebrated her 40th birthday last week, and so it was with impeccable timing that NW3’s most fashionable gallery, Zebra One announced a very exciting exhibition in honour of our favourite muse, with photography by the illustrious Mick Rock (left). The expo kicks off with a special event at The Savoy on 30 January, where three of the pieces will be up for grabs at a live auction in aid of The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. You can, of course catch these remarkable images up close when the exhibition heads home to Hampstead in February.

From Kate Moss, undisputed fashion royalty, to a glorious collection of regal frocks, Fashion Rules is your chance to see the most exquisite outfits as worn by HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and that other beloved fashion muse, Diana, Princess of Wales. Expect elegant couture gowns, stylish ‘60s Dior furs and some surprisingly un-British pieces – just like this cherry blossom inspired number by Zandra Rhodes. The dress was worn by Lady Di for a state banquet in Kyoto during a royal visit to Japan in 1986. We’ve never paid so much attention to a history lesson.