Walking Works of Art
Walking Works of Art, a living exhibition at the V&A Museum London, celebrated the unique creation of bras collected by breast cancer charity Walk the Walk between 1996 – 2019. For one night only, the charity presented an exclusive viewing of diverse and wonderful creations that included bras by designer Julien Macdonald, girl band Little Mix, the Formula 1 racing team at McLaren, sculptor Michael Condron known for his War of the Worlds sculpture, as well as Designer Patrick McDowell and crime writer Val McDermid.
The bra has become the synonymous trademark of Walk the Walk. Since 1996, when their story began, their participants have always walked in bras. In addition, a wide variety of celebrities, authors, designers, politicians and personalities from all aspects of life have created and personalised bras to show their support for the charity.
Late last year we were invited to “Walking Works of Art” at the V&A, an evening designed to celebrate some of these amazing bras. The evening started with champagne and canapes before we were directed to another part of this elegant museum that was set up with a catwalk for viewing the show.
Nina Barough, CBE Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk, welcomed guests, several of whom had participated in the annual walk. Nina also expressed great pleasure in announcing that Walk the Walk, has had over 400,000 walkers who have participated since it’s inception. In addition, £133 million has been raised.
And then it was time for the show, comentated by the lovely Gaby Roslin, and what a show it was! I have never seen so many amazing bras as well as so many different designs. The audience loved it! And the models, all professionals who gave of their time and talent, loved being a part of the evening. It was one of the best fashion shows we’ve been to in quite some time.
Walk the Walk is best known for their iconic Moonwalk challenges held in London as well as in Scotland and Iceland. Walkers unite by completing a half or full marathon distance, through the night, wearing the now famous decorated bras.
For more information or to sign up for Moonwalk London 2020 on 16th May visit: www.WalktheWalk.org