50 FABULOUS FROCKS!
Until the end of 2013
The Fashion Museum in Bath celebrates
in 2013 with a special display that will showcase
50 of its most glamorous dresses with the wow factor!
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The exhibition will include a gorgeous gold
embroidered Georgian court dress and a delicate 1870s gauze bustle
day dress edged with purple fringing and redolent of the paintings
of Tissot alongside a slinky jersey evening dress by Ossie Clark
and a classic chic Chanel suit. will feature the iconic and
influential names of 20th century couture -
Schiaparelli, Poiret, Vionnet, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent –
as well as today’s most desired fashion designers and brands -
Erdem, Burberry, John Rocha. This display will show both the
richness of the museum collection as well as key moments
in fashion history that continue to provide inspiration for
modern day designers along with TV and film makers - think Downton
Abbey, The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina.
The display will also include delightfully
curious pieces from the Fashion Museum’s world-class collection of
original objects, such as a Champagne Dress worn at a fancy dress
party in Edwardian times. And men will not be forgotten, from an
ornately embroidered man’s coat from the early 18th
century through to a pair of bondage trousers by Dame Vivienne
Westwood, Queen of Punk.
The Fashion Museum was founded as the Museum
of Costume by Doris Langley Moore, a writer, costume designer and
passionate collector of historic dress. The museum came to the
Assembly Rooms in Bath in 1963 and has for the last fifty years
been guided by Mrs Langley Moore’s founding principles of
collecting and presenting examples of historic and contemporary
dress that show the very best of fashion and style.
Red / navy blue lace dress
Copyright: Chris Moore
Dresses that intrigue Champagne bottle dress worn by an
unknown lady at a fancy dress party in 1902.