What Else Can The V & A Put In Their Pop Culture Exhibition?
The museum are exhibiting Primark Jeans and Katy Perry Eyelashes…
Consider what might be thought of as ‘key items of pop culture’ from the last five decades. Perhaps the first pressings of early vinyl or leather jackets worn by Hell’s Angels. Roy Lichtenstein paintings, flared trousers and VW Beatles. The list is endless.
In light of the increasingly blurred line between pop culture and material objects, the usually on point Victoria and Albert Museum have announced that they’re in the process of collecting items from modern day pop culture, including Primark Jeans and Katy Perry branded eyelashes.
All staples of our modern consumerist diet, we’re sure you agree. In fifty years time when the world is controlled by microchips and, what else will we look back on and wish that the V&A had put on show that’s reminiscent of the pop culture we absorb every day?
Are you an Aston or an Oritse? In an attempt to align themselves with the growing importance of sexual health, JLS allowed their faces to be branded onto the sides of condom boxes. Potentially a very good idea, until the group disbanded and the condoms ended up in the sale aisle of every major chemists in the UK.
Beats By Dre
Now that these fashion items, sorry, state of the art sound technology products, has been bought out by Apple, expect the entire world to be sporting some incarnation of Beats by the year 2020. Ruthless with its product placement and brand advertising, Dre’s headphone company made him more money than his music last year. A true testament to 21st century music capitalism.
It’s somewhat heartbreaking that this seemingly harmless piece of sports fan apparel has now been disowned by its creator, and is now associated with a Disney teen star trying to break the image of her innocent youth. Miley we thank you for providing us with a lifetime of easy fancy dress party options.
Plastic Strip Lense Sunglasses
Only Kanye West could popularise a pair of shades that don’t offer suitable protection from the sun nor allow the wearer to actually see properly. These ridiculous sunglasses were probably just as popular with students who were offered them as a bribe for giving chlamydia test wee samples in clubs around the UK as they were with Kanye fans. Another blip in the face of ‘pop culture’.
Expensive Jumpers Bearing the Name of Inanimate Objects
Surboard?! Watermelon?! WTF?!
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Felt yourself thinking how cute it would be to snap retro looking instant photos of your and your pals whilst puffing on a tar free cigarette that you can smoke inside? Thanks Miley. Thanks Lily. Thanks everyone who allowed their music videos to be peppered with these seemingly harmless items.