Exhibition: Ballgowns

Sadie and I visited the V&A museum a couple of Sunday’s ago, to check out their exhibition that’s on until 6th January 2013 – Ballgowns – British Glamour since 1950.

Ballgowns of yesteryear are very different to the types of dresses that we tend to wear to balls today. The modern look is to keep it simple, and yet in the 50’s and 60’s it was anything but that!  Big dresses with lots of embellishments and embroidery, the detailing is out of this world.  It’s also hard to believe that these gorgeous dresses only have a lifespan of one maybe two events, what a luxury!

In this exhibition they included modern ballgowns that had been worn in the last few years on the red carpet!  It was great to get up and close to so many fabulous dresses.

Here were my three favourite from the show.

Sandra Bullock wore this Jenny Packham dress to the Golden Globes, if I can find something similar to this to buy, I shall be a happy chick!

A gorgegous fantasy dress, from the one and only Alexander McQueen collection – fabulous!

And finally, as a Princess Diana fan, I was really pleased that I got to see one of her original dresses by Catherine Walker.

The exhibition is on until the 6th January, so take some time out and go see!

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