4 February 2020
Shankar's International Dolls Museum, New Delhi
School of Fashion students visited Doll Museum
The School of Fashion organized a visit to Shankar's International Dolls Museum, New Delhi on on 4th February 2020. The museum was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. Today, it houses almost 6500 exhibits from a total number of 85 nations. The museum has been divided into two halves. One half is for the collection from the Europe, the U.S, Australia and New Zealand and the other for the Asian Countries including India. The Indian contribution sums up to around 500 unique dolls dressed up in the Indian attire worn across the country.
Each doll displayed in the museum is made after careful research keeping important aspects in mind like the physical aspects, jewelry and dress of individual characters.
This visit provided students understanding of costumes belong from different parts of world as well as costumes and dance forms of India. They also witnessed the change in set of clothing of different era. Students also took inspiration of fine details, trims, accessories and headgear for their fashion show collection as well.
The students were accompanied by Ms. Sushma Mishra and Ms. Yashasvi Rajawat.