Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world. Key items in the collection include rare 17th-century gowns, 18th-century ‘mantua’ dresses, 1930s eveningwear, 1960s daywear and post-war couture. Plus a growing number of pieces from 21st-century designers.

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The Origins of Italian Fashion 1900-1945 (Paperback)

The Origins of Italian Fashion 1900-1945 (Paperback)

The Origins of Italian Fashion examines the history of Italian fashion from the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Lombard tailor Rosa Genon…

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Event - iPad Fashion Illustration

Sat 04 April 2015 10:30–17:00

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Work with fashion illustrator Sue Dray to explore the creative potential of the iPad. Take inspiration from the garments on display in our Fashion Gallery and learn how to create your own fashion sketches using apps like ArtRage.

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