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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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Iranian Textiles

Iranian Textiles

The Victoria and Albert Museum has an unrivalled collection of Iranian textiles from the first half of the nineteenth century. There are over 900 exam…

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Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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Event - Clothworkers’ Centre: Shoes Collection

Wed 01 July 2015 11:00–12:00

Members will be shown highlights of the Museum’s footwear collection, dating from about 60 BCE to contemporary design, and meet textile conservators working on objects in the Conservation Studios.

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