The Fashion Museum, Bath, will unveil a major new exhibition called “A History of Fashion in 100 Objects” on March 19, 2016. Celebrating fashion throughout history, from the 1500s to the present day, this headline exhibit will showcase 100 star objects drawn from the Fashion Museum’s world-class collection.
The exhibition, which will run until January 1, 2018, will feature garments and fashion accessories that created the look of history or hit the headlines. From a late 1500s ‘blackwork’ embroidered man’s shirt, dating from the time of the Spanish Armada, to a ‘body-con’ Galaxy dress of the early 2000s, a time when the world was facing economic downturn, the exhibition will present iconic and influential garments and accessories spanning five centuries of innovative fashion design.
The Fashion Museum is run by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Big names of fashion history will feature in the exhibition. Visitors will see gowns by the first fashion designers in history, including the Houses of Worth and Lucile, through to names that are more familiar today, such as Christian Dior and McQueen.
Visitors will also be able to engage with additional aspects of the Fashion Museum’s collection through extra displays incorporated as part of the exhibition. This includes 10 ‘shoe moments’ throughout history – from Georgian silk shoes to Air Jordan trainers – plus a children’s trail showcasing 10 fashion looks for kids, from the 1700s to the 2000s.
The Fashion Museum will remain open during the exhibition changeover from January to March 2016.