Sunday, 19 April 2015

Design Museum - Women, Fashion, Power exhibition


Hand-beaded flapper dress - 1920's
Hand-beading detail - 1920's
Beach jacket - 1930's
If you fancy admiring some awesome clothes from a vast array of women from different time periods then you have until next weekend to enjoy the Design Museum exhibition Women, Fashion, Power.

You can't believe Victorian ladies could breath in the extremely tiny-waisted corest, drool over the fantastic prints of the 1960's and wonder how Skin from Skunk Anansie wore the crazy outfits in the '90's.
Vivienne Westwood - Vive La Cocotte A/W 1995
Costumes from Dynasty - 1980's
Costumes from Dynasty - 1980's
Skin stage costume - 1990's
Curved steel bone corset for 22" waist - 1895
1910 suffragette costume for Carey Mulligan for the 2015 Suffragette film 
Suffragette blouse - 1910

4 comments:

  1. Lots of fascinating outfits here! That hand beaded flapper dress is quite something, did it say how long it took?

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    1. There was no mention of how long the beading took - I suspect 100's of hours!
      It was so beautiful.

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  2. 22 inch waist! That's the same as my 8 year old. Scary what women will put themselves through.

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    1. Yes Louise it certainly made you reflect on how far fashion had evolved over the past 150 years.

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