There were of course more modern fashions on display. These were 1940’s tweed suits, all prim and proper.
And startlingly classic. They have never completely gone out of style.
And then, there were the designer ball gowns from the 1950’s.
They have also remained in fashion, because they are so wonderful.
One can imagine Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn in this.
The V&A is another one of those overwhelming museums with multiple floors and dozens of galleries. There were some wonderful Tudor and Stuart galleries recreating the lives from that era, but my favourite was the fashion gallery. There were some lovely clothes from the Regency and Victorian eras.
Mr Darcy and Miss Bennet.
A lady’s outfit.
Out for a night on the town clothes.
Mmm, makes me want to watch another Jane Austen period drama.
We’re in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A for short), which was originally set up (you guessed it) by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to house the decorative arts collection of the realm. Like the British Museum (and the Natural History and the Tate Galleries, to name a few) they are absolutely free to visit.
The museum is housed in a grand old building, and its foyer was lovely to sit in.
Around the corner, we bump into, once again, this lady. This time she is a copy, not the real thing as in the British Museum.