Curator’s tour: Lace in fashion, Fashion Museum, BathBook online

Saturday, November 11th

Curator’s tour

Lace in Fashion, Fashion Museum, Bath

Saturday 11 November, 1.30 – 2.30pm

£10 members, £15 non members, £8 students, £5 student members

A chance to join exhibition curator Eleanor Summers for a guided tour of this stunning exhibition.

The exhibition is the result of a two year project which documented the museum’s fantastic collection of lace from the 1500s to the present day. It shows fine luxury garments worn by royals and the aristocracy to machine-made everyday fashions. The exhibition displays the skills required for the intricacies of lacemaking and through 50 dresses and accessories showcases how lace has been used in fashion. The oldest example is a smock dating from around 1580 with Flemish bobbin lace on the sleeves and collar. More recent examples are a navy blue lace dress worn by actress Lea Seydoux in the James Bond film Spectre, fashion designers Balmain, Balenciaga and Molyneux are also represented. Tickets also include entrance to A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.

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