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
From left: 4th Hardy Amies (pink), 5th
Norman Hartnell (light purple), 6th Michael Sherard (gold), 9th
Holly Fulton (orange) and 11th Zandra Rhodes (yellow).
Right: Holly Fulton orange shift 2010.