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Hi Sarah-Lou. Do you like visiting museums? Could you recommend some interesting exhibitions in London to me? Many thanks. Alex ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi Alex, I love museums and exhibitions so much. At weekends in London I spend my time off with friends going to exhibitions, theatre, films and museums....bit of yoga too. Here are some more I will enjoy, especially 'Flaming June' at a beautiful niche museum, hope you will enjoy yourself too. Hair by Sam McKnight---- A major exhibition celebrating Sam McKnight's remarkable 40-year career from the late 1970s to the current day. Sam McKnight has been instrumental in helping to create some of the most iconic images in popular culture from Princess Diana’s short, slicked back style to Madonna’s Bedtime Stories album cover and Tilda Swinton channelling David Bowie. He has worked on countless fashion editorial shoots (including over 190 Vogue covers), advertising campaigns and catwalk shows with supermodels Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, and with international fashion designers Chanel and Vivienne Westwood. Hair by Sam McKnight is the first exhibition to contextualise the wider cultural significance of hair and the role of the session stylist within fashion. Many moons ago Sam McKnight was my hairdresser. I’m looking forward to his exhibition, good memories.
Venue name: Somerset House
Price: £12.50, £10 concs
Event website: http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/
Flaming June: The Making of An Icon Flaming June: The Making of an Icon (4 November 2016 - 2 April 2017) is a landmark exhibition for Leighton House Museum, returning Leighton’s most famous and celebrated work to the artist's house from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico.  Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896), was one of the pre-eminent artists of his day. President of the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1896, he achieved great fame and influence as a figurehead for art in late Victorian society; a period when art enjoyed unprecedented public interest and appreciation.
Venue name: Leighton House Museum
Address: 12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-5.30pm
Price: £12, £10 concs
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear This exhibition explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality.
Venue name: V&A
Address: Cromwell Rd London SW7 2RL
Price: £12
Event website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-undressed-a-brief-history-of-underwear/about-the-exhibition/
Hope you enjoy. xx Sarah-Lou