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Silk faille cocktail dress, 'Ecarlate' ('Scarlet'), designed by Christian Dior, Paris, autumn/winter 1955-6. T.25-2007. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion

The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion is located at Blythe House, at Olympia in West London. The aim of the Clothworkers’ Centre is to provide the best possible access to the Museum’s outstanding collection of textiles and fashion in a relaxed and peaceful environment.

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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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Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection

This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.

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Event - Women Pioneers in Photography 1850-1950

Sat 20 February 2016 11:00–16:00

STUDY DAY: This study day will explore a century of outstanding contributions to photography by women. Inspired by the current Julia Margaret Cameron Display, academics, curators and writers will explore Women’s contribution to a genres including, fine art, fashion, war and political photographs.

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