Beatrix Potter and the Beautiful Satin Waistcoat
- Where:Leighton, Room 102
DISPLAY: When preparing illustrations for The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) Beatrix Potter sought inspiration for the Mayor's coat and embroidered waistcoat in 18th century costumes at her local museum, the V&A.
Her sketches of the costumes are so accurate that it is possible to identify the original garments that inspired her, including a beautiful satin waistcoat, 'worked with poppies and corn-flowers'.
Until 15 September 2013, 10.00-17.30
Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.