“Great Names of Fashion” exhibition at the The Fashion Museum,Bath

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Dior and Balenciaga, Vionnet and Yves Saint Laurent – the history of modern fashion is signposted by a handful of major fashion designers whose work shaped the look of a generation. This new display at the Fashion Museum showcases beautiful evening dresses by a number of these great names of fashion history from the early 20th century to the present day.From the jeweled key motifs on Elsa Schiaparelli’s (1890 – 1973) powder blue evening dress to the strapless gown with a skirt made of metres of knife-pleated white silk organdie by Christian Dior (1905 – 1957), this display is a must see for all those who are fascinated by the history of 20th century fashion. Prepare to be wowed!

 

Hardy Amies, c.1950
Hardy Amies, c.1950

 

Jeanne Paquin, c.1926
Jeanne Paquin, c.1926
Lucile (Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon), 1911
Lucile (Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon), 1911
Madeleine Vionnet, c.1931
Madeleine Vionnet, c.1931
Maria Monaci Gallenga, c.1923
Maria Monaci Gallenga, c.1923
Paul Poiret, c.1920s
Paul Poiret, c.1920s

Yves Saint Laurent, c.1965

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