Glamour at The Fashion Museum Bath

I am now back from Bath, after a lovely relaxing mini break. I have a lot to blog about as I filled my four days with a lot of museum trips and sightseeing. On my second day in Bath I visited the wonderful Fashion Museum which is housed below the Assembly Rooms. Sadly two thirds of the museum was closed so there wasn’t as much as usual to see (good excuse to go back soon!)

One display that I completely loved was entitled Glamour, a display of evening wear from the last 100 years. Displayed beautifully in colour order this was total dress heaven! I took a few pictures on my phone…

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

And because my pictures aren’t great here’s some I borrowed from The Fashion Museum Website…

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

If you love the glitz and glamour of vintage evening wear, then this really isn’t one to miss. Everything from high street to couture is included and the collection is stunning. I loved that they mentioned who some of the dresses had belonged to as it gives a sence of the individual pieces history, something I love about vintage.

The highlight for me would have to be the lilac coloured 1960s gown by Norman Hartnell, with beautiful glass bead decoration. It was gorgeous and anyone who wore it must have felt like a princess!

Designers included in the exhibition include; Hardy Amies, Michael Sherard, Holly Fulton and Zandra Rhodes.

Find out more about the exhibition here

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6 Comments

    • vintagefrills January 30, 2013 / 10:14 am

      Thanks! Would happily have this as my own private collection!

  1. Jessica Cangiano January 26, 2013 / 1:33 am

    Oh my stars, what an enchantingly gorgeous rainbow of vintage style! I really do believe I would have stayed there until shooed out by museum curators! 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS*

    Thank you very much for your sweet comment on post about joining Facebook and for liking Chronically Vintage there, I really appreciate it, dear gal.

    • vintagefrills January 30, 2013 / 10:15 am

      Your welcome!

      The whole museum is just amazing, I will have to go back soon as they are having a new exhibition called 50 Fabulous Frocks in a few weeks and it sounds brilliant.

      xxx

  2. Aliya January 30, 2013 / 1:17 am

    What a lovely exhibition! I absolutely adore the dresses in the fourth picture. I managed to catch the vintage ballgowns one at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last year, I loved it so much that I went a second time before leaving.

    • vintagefrills January 30, 2013 / 10:19 am

      I wanted to go to Ballgowns so much and just never got round to it. My brother is a curator at the V&A so I have no excuse!
      I went to see the Hollywood Costumes exhibition there which was increadible.

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