Supported by Swarovski, Elephant Family has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert Museum to display an incredibly beautiful and exclusive collection of couture masks, called "Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection." Each mask has been created by the world's most influential milliners and fashion houses - and each is unique and simply stunning. Of course, at EJS, we are completely obsessed with animals - so how could we pass up an opportunity to attend an exhibition inspired entirely by the animal kingdom?
The masks are on display at the museum for a short time before being used in the Elephant Family's fundraising event - the intentions of which are as inspiring as the collection itself. Asian elephants are the underdogs of elephant conservation, receiving a fraction of media attention of their African cousins, despite being outnumbered 15:1. The Elephant Family's Animal Ball fundraising event will see the masks auctioned off in order to raise funds to continue shining a spotlight on these undermined mammals.
We had a few personal favourites at the exhibition, including Leonara Ferguson's "Heads and Tails" mask - an incredibly realistic approach to exhibit the bond between mother and baby lemur's. Additionally, we loved Natalie Ellner's stunningly designed and executed "White Peacock".
If this exhibition has wet your appetite, then you need to act fast! The masks will be on display at the V&A Museum for a limited time, until Friday 4th November before they are used in the Elephant Family's 2016 fundraising event at the end of the month. What's more, tickets are free! We hope you enjoy this fantastic display that stands for such a great cause.
On now until Friday, 4 November 2016, 10:00 - 17:30
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL