In a bid to make it more interesting we are piloting taking students out rather than sitting in a classroom drawing whatever ropey still-life I can cobble together from assorted bits and bobs in the staffroom. So, today it was me and lovely loyal Elina from Japan going off to the V&A for some inspiration. On her request we went to the fashion section, the results of which (well, mine, not hers!) can be seen here. We have a combination of 50s ballgown, Christian Dior dress suit thingy and a 19th century corset.