Beautiful Ballgowns at the V&A


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If you’re partial to a little old-school glamour (and Miss V certainly is) the V&A has the perfect exhibition up their sleeve…or skirt? Ballgowns – British Glamour Since 1950 will open the V&A’s recently renovated Fashion Galleries this May, and will feature a collection of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers from over 60 designers across two floors. There’s a focus on British design both past and present (think Catherine Walker, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan), and a special bespoke design from the ever-innovative Gareth Pugh. Of course, it’s unlikely that the occasion to wear such elaborate attire will present itself in the near future, but sartorial dreaming is very much encouraged…and in the meantime, ponder the gallery of glorious catwalk ‘ballgown creations’ and start thinking BIG.

Ballgowns – British Glamour Since 1950 runs at the V&A from 19 May 2012 – 6 January 2013

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Evening gown by Worth London




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