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5652974A History Of Fashion In 100 Objects
DateSaturday 19th March 2016 to Wednesday 1st January 2020
DescriptionCelebrating fashion throughout history, from the 1500s to the present day, this headline exhibit will showcase 100 star objects drawn from the Fashion Museum's world-class collection. Fashion touches everyone's life -- it is intrinsically linked to society - and A History of Fashion in 100 Objects references moments in history, as well as more personal stories. One of the earliest garments on show is an intricately embroidered waistcoat worked in coloured silks and glittering metal thread worn by an aristocratic woman from the time of Shakespeare. Fast forward over 300 years, and the exhibition also includes an applique embroidered jacket by Paris couturier Lucien Lelong, worn by 'Gone with the Wind' actress Vivien Leigh in 1948. Graceful silk robes and embroidered and tailored coats for men, the styles fashionable during Bath's Georgian heyday are also on display, along with Regency fashions from the time of Jane Austen. Big names of fashion history feature in the exhibition. The House of Worth was the 'go-to' designer in the 1890s, and the exhibition presents a grey silk Worth gown, worn by Mary Chamberlain, an American by birth and wife of British politician Joseph Chamberlain. This is the dress that Mary wore for her portrait by Sir John Everett Millais in 1891. A History of Fashion in 100 Objects includes ten shoe 'moments' throughout history, from Georgian silk shoes to trainers. There is also a children's trail showcasing ten 'historical fashion' looks for kids, from the 1700s to the 2000s.
Time(s)Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec, Mon-Sun 10.30am-4pm, Mar-Oct, Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm, closed Dec 25 & 26, ends Jan 1 2020
LocationFashion Museum
Price£9, child £7, concs £8, family £29
Telephone No.01225 477173
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Fashion Museum
AddressBennett Street
Telephone No.01225 477785
+44 (0) 1225 477173
+44 (0) 1225 477789
Opening timesThe Fashion Museum is open every day except 25 & 26 December.

January - February 11.00 - 16.00
March - October 11.00 - 17.00
November - December 11.00 - 16.00
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