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The Golden Age of Couture

The launch of Christian Dior's New Look in 1947 marked the beginning of a momentous decade in fashion history, one that Dior himself called the 'golden age'. Celebrating the end of war and the birth of a new era, it set a standard for dressmaking and high fashion that has rarely been surpassed. The exhibition 'The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957', was on display at the V&A South Kensington from 22 September 2007–6 January 2008.

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The Golden Age of Couture (Paperback)

The Golden Age of Couture (Paperback)

This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. Dior…

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Discover South Kensington

Discover South Kensington brings together the Victoria and Albert Museum and the other leading cultural and educational organisations to promote innovation and learning. South Kensington is the home of science, arts and inspiration. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much to explore every day.

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Event - Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age

Sat 14 May 2016–Sun 13 November 2016

DISPLAY: The 17th-centrury was a period of extraordinary prosperity and artistic output in the Netherlands. Featuring works from the V&A’s outstanding collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings, this display presents masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt van Rijn, together with the work of lesser-known Golden Age artists.

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