Victoria & Albert

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 […]

Rococo interior

Rococo interior at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Note: Some of the objects here are Elizabethan or Baroque, not Rococo. Rifle, c. 1600; flint, c. 1670-80 and pistol, c. 1650 Tiles, c. 1760 Two wall hangings, French, c. 1710 Canvas embroidered with wool, silk and silk chenille Did anyone of you ever try […]