Museum Craft Corner: Kylie Dress-up Doll

February 1, 2013

Crafts, England

Kylie Minogue probably doesn’t need much introduction. And I’m not ashamed to say I’m a little bit of a fan (is it okay to admit that Kylie was the first ever album I had?). Since her first single ‘Locomotion’ in 1987, Kylie has become a superstar and fashion icon, her costumes and world tours legendary. Museums collect and exhibit fashion, so it’s unsurprising that there should have been an exhibition dedicated to her. ‘Kylie – The Exhibition’ featured costumes and memorabilia collected over Kylie’s career and was on show at the V&A in early 2007, after which it went on tour to other venues. I remember going to see it in London, and how it was full of art and design students busy sketching, excited teenage girls with their mums, and other visitors who don’t come to museums that often.

The exhibition may have been a while ago, but you can still find plenty of information about it on the V&A website, as well as an adorable Kylie paper dress-up doll to download and print off for free. All you need is a printer, some card and paper, coloured pens and a pair of scissors. I printed the doll on to card to make her more sturdy, and the outfits on to regular paper. Then I had a fun afternoon colouring them in whilst watching Disney movie when #MuseumBaby and I were both feeling a little poorly.

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Museum Craft Corner is a regular feature where I present craft ideas I have discovered or come across in museums. If you have a craft idea you would like to feature, please get in touch!

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