Cinderella: The Exhibition

As some of you may know I am a big fan of Disney. After all I did have my honeymoon at Disney World Florida! So when I heard about Cinderella The Exhibition presented by Swarovski I knew I had to go.

Set up in the middle of Leicester Square to coincide with the release of the new film, it displayed the movie’s amazing costumes. It was the perfect event to pop to after work with my best friend.

The first room had pieces on display from the Disney archive based from the original Cinderella film. From sketches to toys released around that time. It was really easy to see everything and they were happy for you to take photos.

As we walked round the exhibition from room to room, Michelle and I couldn’t believe we were in the middle of London! They had done an amazing job of transforming the space into world of Cinderella and you couldn’t hear the outside world at all.

The staff told stories about each piece and watching some of the children as they took the view in was magic in itself.

 

Cinderella’s pumpkins were transformed into a magical golden carriage:

By her fairy godmother of course – who else!

We got to see Cinderella’s dress which had Swarovski crystals all over. It was placed on a moving floor so you got to see all the detail – a very clever idea.

My favourite dress was the step-mother’s which is worn by Cate Blanchett in the new movie. It’s to die for, that’s the only way to sum it up.

Then of course the glass slipper:

Presented in a glass case which moved round and in doing so made many different colours with the light. It was magic but after all it’s Disney and Swarovski together so it was always going to be special. An added bonus at the end was you could have your photo taken with the glass slipper. Well it would have been impolite not to…

You will be pleased to hear it fitted! So it was a happy ending which resulted in hot chocolate and cake for dinner (but no prince; my princess at home might have had something to say about that!).

I was so pleased I got to go and was impressed with what they had done. The film’s out this weekend so watch out for the costumes.

THE END x

 

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