Georgian Style at Bath Fashion Museum

Have you seen the Fifty Fabulous Frocks exhibition at Bath Fashion Museum? If so, you probably can’t wait to find out what’s next on the museum’s agenda (and if not, you really should go and see it). Those of us looking forward to finding out what wonderful display the Fashion Museum team will pull out of the bag next need wait no longer, as they have revealed that an exhibition on Georgian fashion will open early next year.

Photo credit: Sacheverelle / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Celebrating the museum’s stunning setting in the famous Assembly Rooms, the exhibition will feature some of the finest fashions worn by those visiting assemblies and other well-heeled occasions in the 18th Century. There will be over 30 original outfits, including breathtaking gowns made from richly patterned woven silks, and dapper embroidered waistcoats worn by the most stylish Georgian gentlemen.

Those who have ever wandered around the Assembly Rooms and tried to imagine what life was like at the many glamorous balls held there (and I include myself in this) can get that little bit closer to the real thing thanks to this exhibition. It will also feature 18th-Century-inspired pieces by five top fashion designers – Anna Sui, Meadham Kirchhoff, Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones, and AlexanderMcQueen – to show how Georgian dress continues to inform fashion today. The exhibition opens on 25th January 2014. Find out more by visiting the museum’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

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