Museums and exhibits

Edwardian at V&A

Edwardian clothing at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Riding habit, about 1900, Britain Wool lined with silk twill, canvas and whalebone. The other, brown gown pictured here can be found on the Victorian clothing page. Tea gown, Rouff, about 1900 Paris Silk satin, embroidered with stones, pastes, metal beads and wire, decorated with […]

Textiles & Laces at V&A

Textiles & Laces at the V&A Rococo Cut velvets Stitches sampler, 1910 Embroideries and laces 13th century 14th or 15th century 16th century 17th century Frelange with Lappets, Italian, Venetian, late 17th century Needle lace Frelange or frelan was the contemporary name given to the high, stiffened headdress worn by fashionable women in the 1680s […]

Victoria and Albert

Cast Courts    Beatrice D’Este’s tomb Textiles and laces c. 13th century to 18th century (early Victorian) 1920 – modern clothing at V&A   with extra page for Lady Diana’s ‘Elvis’ dress Edwardian clothing at V&A Victorian clothing at V&A Indian clothing at V&A Regency clothing at V&A Rococo lifestyle at V&A    Women’s clothing […]

Diana’s ‘Elvis’ dress

Catherine Walker’s evening dress and jacket, 1989 Better known as Lady Diana Spencer’s “Elvis” dress Silk with oyster pearls and sequins, embroidery by S. Lock Ltd. I think this gown deserves its own page, for various reasons. This outfit was commissioned for an official visit to Hong Kong by the Princess of Wales. The designer […]

1920 – Modern at V&A

1920 to modern clothing at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Catherine Walker’s evening dress and jacket, 1989 Better known as Lady Diana Spencer’s “Elvis” dress Silk with oyster pearls and sequins, embroidery by S. Lock Ltd. This dress has its own page. You can reach it by clicking on the dress picture. Dress, […]

Indian at V&A

Indian clothing at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) The Queen of Oudh costume Although it was suggested that this costume was worn by a Queen of Oudh when it was acquired in 1855, it could have belonged to a noblewoman or dancing girl at the court. The trousers are made with 17 triangular […]

Regency at V&A

Regency clothing at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Muslin gown, c. 1795 Cotton, embroidered with silk Day dress, 1818-20, Britain Muslin stitched with colored wool Ball dress, about 1820 Britain or France Overdress: machine-made net embroidered with silver gilt and blonde lace Underdress: Silk satin The other garments pictured here (Rococo Court Mantua […]

Renaissance at V&A

Renaissance at the V&A (Victoria & Albert museum), London Please also consider visiting the ‘Cast Courts’ page (with the separate page for Beatrice d’Este’s tomb), which contains more pictures of (reproduced) Renaissance statues. Stained and painted glass, late 15th century From the chapel of the Holy Blood, Bruges, Netherlands Mary, Duchess of Burgundy (1457-1482), daughter […]

Elizabeth – costume exhibit

The following costumes were on Exhibit in Hamburg, Germany, in an electronics super store in 2002. I of course took the chance – and some pictures 😉 Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes)