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Posts Tagged ‘museum’

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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Matthew Williamson Exhibition at Somerset House

A review of the Matthew Williamson exhibition currently taking place in the Courtyard Rooms at Somerset House

Written by Lauren Smith and Florence Massey

Illustration by Mina Bach When Flo and I waltzed into Somerset House on a sunny Saturday afternoon, web nurse we were shivering with excitement. An entire exhibition devoted to Matthew […]

An Interview with Edward Vince

Stop the presses, you are about to read a non fashion week related post! Ed Vince discusses his upcoming exhibition as part of PayneShurvell's 4x4, the third in their month long series of four day exhibitions

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Monday saw the fourth day dawn on London Fashion Week and delightfully my first day of intriguing ethical fashion presentations. First up on No. 1 Greek Street was the delightful […]

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Angels of Anarchy at Manchester Art Gallery

Contributor Amina Khan investigates female artists' contribution to the Surrealist movement

Written by Amina Khan

Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman and Marian Goodman Gallery, pills New York When I hear the word Surrealism, for sale instantly the likes of Salvador Dali, approved André Breton, […]

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Jason Cheng's Rubber Bangles

Written by Sabrina Morrison

On our way out of an informative but visually underwhelming lingerie exhibit in south bank’s Fashion and Textiles Museum, this site all was soon forgiven when a well deserved browse […]