Behind the scenes at the Fashion Museum
25th January 2011
A new display, Behind the Scenes at the Fashion Museum, The Historic Collection, will open at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum on Saturday 29 January 2011.
The exhibit will show the museum collection as it has never been seen before. Rather than a traditional display, visitors will have the rare chance to enter the museum store to see hundreds of artefacts on racks and rails, in boxes and cupboards, and on shelves and display stands.
From Kashmir and Paisley woollen shawls to crochet trimmed cotton drawers and camisoles, from colourful silk satin shoes of the 1880s and 1890s to cobweb lace and silk fringed parasols with carved wooden handles, Behind the Scenes at the Fashion Museum will present the riches of the Fashion Museum’s historic collection to museum visitors.
Some dresses and ensembles will also be displayed on stands, including the stone coloured silk sarcenet pelisse worn by Arabella Milbanke the day after she married Lord Byron in January 1815. There will also be beautiful fashions by Worth of Paris from the early 20th century, including the yellow embroidered silk evening gown worn by Lady Curzon.
The exhibition continues throughout 2011. For more information on the Fashion Museum click here.