The exhibition, which will run until January 2018, will feature garments and fashion accessories that created the look of history or hit the headlines. From a late 1500s 'blackwork' embroidered man's shirt to a 'body-con' Galaxy dress of the early 2000s, the exhibition will present iconic and influential garments and accessories spanning five centuries of fashion design.
Silk robes and embroidered and tailored coats for men, the styles fashionable during Bath's Georgian heyday, will also be on display, along with Regency fashions from the time of Jane Austen.
The finale of A History of Fashion in 100 Objects is a selection of the most recent choices in the museum's Dress of the Year collection, commencing with the Dress of the Year 2011, a frock in ivory silk tulle embroidered with tiny silver bullion eagle motifs by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
The exhibition will include four collections of accessories to dress – gloves, fans, and jewellery. These include a collection of 17th century gloves.
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