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18th-Century Fashion

18th-Century Fashion

18th-century dress is renowned for its opulence. The period saw fashions for elaborate wigs, rich embroidery and full skirts. In addition to men’s and women’s daywear, the V&A has in its collections a number of mantuas, the remarkably wide gowns worn for formal court occasions.

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400 Years of Fashion

400 Years of Fashion

The V&A's best-selling history of fashion book reflects the popularity of the Museum's world famous dress collection. Four Hundred Years of Fashion te…

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.


Event - Gallery Talk: Comfortable Living in 18th-century Europe

Thu 17 March 2016 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: Led by Assistant Curator Elizabeth Bisley, this tour of the newly-opened Europe 1600-1815 galleries will look at changing attitudes to comfort and privacy in 17th and 18th century Europe.

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