Victoria and Albert Museum

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19 May 2012 - 6 January 2013. The V&A celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers. Displayed over two floors, 'Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950' featured more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights.

About the Exhibition
About the Exhibition

From debutantes and royalty to charity balls and the red carpet, Ballgowns: British glamour since 1950 charted 60 years of stylish evening wear.

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