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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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Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

A study of 18th-century British sculpture, lavishly illustrated with works of art from the V&A and J. Paul Getty Museums, private collections and chur…

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Event - Fashion & Textile Museum: Liberty in Fashion - Tour 1

Wed 14 October 2015 10:00–11:30

Liberty & Co has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts since 1875. This exhibition explores Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the nineteenth century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early twentieth century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s. The Liberty textile design studio takes centre stage, with a focus on fashion collaborations including Jean Muir, Cacharel and Yves Saint Laurent.

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