Glamour

Glamour
Until the end of 2013.

 

This dazzling display at the Fashion Museum invites visitors to be inspired by the glitz and glamour of evening wear fashion over the last 100 years. Featuring twenty two show stopping evening gowns and cocktail dresses, Glamour presents a glittering array of sumptuous silks and bejewelled creations guaranteed to make anyone the belle of the ball.

 

From luxurious ladylike to razzle dazzle party girl, this selection of the past century’s finest evening ensembles includes a 1965 light purple silk satin gown with applied beads, sequins and silver thread embroidery by Norman Hartnell and a red Harrods dress with applied beads and sequins, ca. 1960s. Glamour  also features designs by Hardy Amies, Michael Sherard and Zandra Rhodes. The most up to date is a Holly Fulton dress from 2010 featuring her signature use of surface decoration and especially lent to the Fashion Museum for the display.

 

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From left: 4th Hardy Amies (pink), 5th  Norman Hartnell (light purple), 6th Michael Sherard (gold), 9th Holly Fulton (orange) and 11th Zandra Rhodes (yellow).

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Right: Holly Fulton orange shift 2010.