The other day I went to meet my brother from work. He was running a bit late, but it’s all good because he works at one of my favourite museums in London The V&A. So after I’d picked myself up some dinner in the fantastic cafe I went to drool over some fabulous vintage and antique clothing.
The V&A is well-known for it’s fabulous collection of fashion dating hundreds of years. There is just so much there and I love seeing what they currently have on display. My favourite fashion eras of all time are early regency 1930s and 1950s. The V&A doesn’t disappoint when it comes to getting a good fix of these eras.
As someone who mostly buys and wears 50s fashions I thought I’d have a good look at the 50s clothing and these were my 3 absolute favourites. In another world where I am rich I would have a big collection of fifties couture and I’d like this sort of thing in it!
Embroidered silk organza evening dress trimmed with sequins, rhinestones and ostrich feathers by Pierre Balmain
Printed silk evening dress with applique details by Pierre Balmain
The pictures in this post are a little dark as the lighting is very low in museums to avoid fading and you can’t use a flash!