Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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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Event - Lunchtime Lecture.Anke Scharrahs, Masterpieces from Ottoman Syria

Wed 17 June 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Anke Scharrahs, Conservator to find out more about 18th and 19th century private homes in Damascus.

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