Beatrix Potter and the Beautiful Satin Waistcoat
19 March 2013 – 15 September 2013
When preparing illustrations for The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) Beatrix Potter sought inspiration for the Mayor's coat and embroidered waistcoat in 18th century costumes at her local museum, the V&A. Her sketches of the costumes are so accurate that it is possible to identify the original garments that inspired her, including a beautiful satin waistcoat, 'worked with poppies and corn-flowers'.
Complementing our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.