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Style and Prejudice: A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum Bath

A review of the Bath Fashion Museum’s latest exhibition - ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’ - if you get a chance to visit we recommend it!

Written by Jessica Cook

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Museums have this way of bringing people together. You're submerged into a quiet space full of revered objects and given a rare moment of contemplation. You are asked to slow down; to look, to think, to appreciate.

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We can’t get them to work,” a woman with greying hair holds out the Nokia 3210-esque audio tour guide to me like a peace offering. I smile, still standing at the first exhibit holding the very knowledgable curator to my ear. The two of them are laughing the way friends do when they’ve known each other for a lifetime. I explain to them how it works, miming pushing the button bearing the play symbol. They smile at me with their eyes and move back to their conversation, absorbed in each other again. Strangely, I can’t remember what they were wearing, just their sharp, kind eyes. I wonder briefly if the clothes will remind them of their own fashion histories.

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