And, of course, what I thought too..
|On the morning of the exhibition launch|
After our welcome talk, we made our way to the star of the evening - the exhibition itself. Having already visited back on its launch morning, I made the most of revisiting my highlight pieces. One such piece is the paisley print dress (see below); which really blows all your preconceptions of the Pringle brand (e.g. argyle jumpers and golfers) right out of the water.
Some of my other exhibition highlights are the archive footage films dotted around the room. The films are filled with amateur models with fluttering '60s lashes who were picked from the original Pringle factory down in Hawick and trained into catwalk models for their fashion shows. Amazing!
The final highlight for me was the twin set sourced from golden era screen starlet Grace Kelly's collection. The twin set is Pringle's pride and joy, and they were fortunate enough to have Princess Grace of Monaco - my personal favourite golden era actress - as a fan.
soon be opening its new Fashion and Style gallery (due in 2016). So that's one to note in your calendar. Having peeked at a few of the pieces due to be shown (all hush hush!), I promise you it will certainly be the most stylish gallery this side of the Scottish border.
Will you be checking out the Fully Fashioned: Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition this summer?
The free exhibition runs until 16 August 2015.
The National Museum of Scotland is open every day between 10am-5pm.
Find out more here.