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Posts Tagged ‘Birthday’

A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Fashion Museum, Bath, 50FF Review
Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn.

Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, taking the form of an elaborate Edwardian fancy dress ensemble.

Recently listed by CNN as one of the top ten fashion museums in the world, Bath’s Fashion Museum has come a long way since its creation by Doris Langley Moore and the Bath City Council in 1963. This is a varied exhibition, featuring 50 of the fashion museums ‘greatest hits’ with dresses spanning across the ages, from one of the oldest dresses in any UK museum (a 1660 piece affectionately known as the ‘Silver Tissue Dress’) to a fresh-off-the-catwalk 2012 Louis Vuitton piece. Eveningwear sits comfortably by poolside attire, sportswear next to corsets; each dress a… read more

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Written by Matt Bramford

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Maison Martin Margiela 20 at Somerset House

The epic exhibition comes to Somerset House this Summer following successful stops in Antwerp and Munich, to celebrate two decades of Maison Martin Margiela

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Donna McKenzie Regular readers of Amelia’s Magazine will know that we covered the Maison Martin Margiela 20 exhibition last March, order when it showed in fashion capital Antwerp. […]