from the V & A costume rooms...
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bodice detail from a Celia Birtwell designed fabric & dress late 1960's
1920's beaded column gown, Jean Patou
Zandra Rhodes early 1970's
A classic Chanel three piece worn by Gabrielle herself
Catherine Walker dress & jacket designed for Diana, HRH Princess of Wales
for the Royal Tour, Hong Kong
looks like something Morticia would wear!
fabulous glass beaded back detail
and a jewel in the crown
a Vivienne Westwood gown I would love to own!
... and here is a soupcon of fashions of the future
new designs from young designers, students of fashion