1/15/2012

Bath fashion museum


As mentioned before, we went to the fashion museum in Bath. I though it is worth a separate post as I went a bit mad taking pictures there.
They had an exhibition on wedding dresses there, inspired by the Royal Wedding last year.


 This was the latest dress in the collection. Alexander McQueen 2011. The lace was beautiful.


Loved the 1920s flapper style number on the left. It had a shrug thing-y with a massive train that was beautifully beaded and the best bit of the dress.



I was amazed how wonderful the colours were preserved in this dress from the late 1800s and the amazing handcrafted fabric



Fashions of the 20th century


Do you think he might have had a few Martinis too many??



And of course some evening wear.


There war of course a lot more to see and you can also try on corsets and crinolines to get the feel of the period clothing.
We got a combi ticket for the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum/ Assembly rooms for £15.50 pp. At first we thought that this was quite steep (we are used to £0 admission prices since joining English Heritage and visiting only their sites) but the two museums definitely fill a whole day with activity. There are Audio guides at both places and other little interactive activities. I highly recommend both.




1 comment:

  1. Very effective stylization of the attractive woman, absorbed in her sewing. Nice flowing purple cloth leading into the distance. Quite different, and somehow the same, as this woman resting from her sewing in a sunny garden, painted by American impressionist artist Frederick Carl Frieseke, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8DP6G8. The painting can be seen at wahooart.com, and ordered as a canvas print.

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