Speaking of gold dresses: my friend Liz took me to the best art exhibit I've seen since.. actually, since the recent contemporary modern auction private view at Phillips du Pury, and before that, the Saatchi Gallery show on Muslim art. This is by a brilliant Iranian artist named Bita Ghezelayagh, at the Rosa Issa gallery on Kensington High Street. I was so sorry it was the last day, as I'd have loved to have shown Mr. Dot. She's done everything by hand - it takes her ages - and if you look closely, there's a little teeny tiny red DOT in the bottom. Every piece in the show was sold out, and she's hard at work now on new commissioned pieces.
Everything is tied in with Iranian post-revolutionary popular culture, and symbols of martydom. As women, especially women interested in fashion, these 'dresses' - in the flesh - are powerful on so many levels. Expect more photos in the days to come: her work just blew me away.