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Room 40: Fashion Galleries

Fashion, room 40

Room 40: Fashion

The Fashion Gallery shows European fashion, fabrics and accessories from 1750 to the present day. The display is organized chronologically around the outer circle of the gallery. Temporary exhibitions of fashion and textiles are located in the central area and upper level.

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Underwear Fashion in Detail (Paperback)

Underwear Fashion in Detail (Paperback)

From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate ite…

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Event - Gallery Talk: The British Galleries

Thu 11 February 2016 13:00–14:00

FREE TALK: Find out some of the background behind the development of the British Galleries.

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