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Cocktail dress by Galitzine, 1955 | Victoria and Albert Museum #Vintage #Fashion

Dress

The Glamour of Italian Fashion Exhibit 1945 - 2014 - Dress, Galitzine, 1955

'Ecarlate' (scarlet); La Ligne cocktail dress Y by Christian Dior, 1955 | Victoria and Albert Museum #cocktail #newlook #fashion #festivefashion

'Ecarlate' (scarlet)

Beautiful Vintage Cocktail Dress from Christian Dior, 1955 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Cocktail dress by Jean Dessès, 1951 | Victoria and Albert Museum #fashion #vintage #Christmas

Cocktail dress and jacket

This silk evening gown from 1951 was designed by Jean Desses and worn by Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret. Clearly I have a thing for vintage style!

Cocktail dress by Madame Grès, about 1955 | Victoria and Albert Museum #vintage #fashion

Cocktail dress

Cocktail dress Place of origin: Paris, France (made) Date: ca. 1955 (made) Artist/Maker: Grès, Madame, born 1903 - died 1994 (designer) Materials and Techniques: Spotted net Credit Line: Given by Mrs Leo dErlanger

Cocktail dress by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, 1957 | Victoria and Albert Museum #fashion #vintage

Evening dress

1957 Marc Bohan for Dior evening dress / Place of origin: London, England (made) Date: 1957 (made) Artist/Maker: Bohan, Marc, born 1926 (designer) Christian Dior London Ltd (maker) Materials and Techniques: Satin organza, net and horsehair stiffening

Evening ensemble by Elsa Schiaparell, 1938 - 1939 | Victoria and Albert Museum #fashion #vintage

Pagan

Evening ensemble Place of origin: London, England (made) Date:

In 1843, Henry Cole, the V&A's founding director, sent the world's first Christmas card.The words printed on the card were 'A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'.  Greetings card, John Callcott Horsley, 1843

The first ever Christmas card designed by J. Horsley for Sir Henry Cole, 1843

Cocktail dress by Pierre Balmain, 1957 | Victoria and Albert Museum  #fashion #vintage #balmain

Evening dress

Pierre Balmain dress ca. 1957 via The Victoria & Albert Museum

Champagne glass, 1750-1760 | Victoria and Albert Museum #Christmas

Champagne glass

Champagne glass, 1750-1760 | Victoria and Albert Museum #Christmas

Evening dress by Edwin Hardy Amies, about 1950 | Victoria and Albert Museum #fashion #vintage

Evening dress Edwin Hardy Amies ca.

This year's tree at V&A South Kensington, designed by STudioXag. Look out for all the other trees around the South Kensington site and Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green

In an occasional series of Christmas trees at the galleries we support - this year's tree at V&A South Kensington, designed by STudioXag. Look out for all the other trees around the South Kensington site and Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green.

Dinner suit ensemble by Tom Ford for Gucci, 2004 | Victoria and Albert Museum #fashion #couture

Dinner suit ensemble

Man’s evening suit, Gucci, Autumn/Winter Silk velvet. Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Champagne bottle ticket, about 1750 | Victoria and Albert Museum #Christmas

Bottle ticket

Champagne bottle ticket, about 1750

Champagne glass, Stourbridge Glass Co., Corona Glassworks | Victoria and Albert Museum #Christmas

Champagne glass

After the holiday time for drinking egg nogs, hot toddies, and wassails, much of the world ends the year on a zippy and festive note with champagne. I love to drink champagne from the glamorous coupe glass.

Christmas at the V&A 2016

A festive season of events and activities

Virgin and Child with an Angel chromolithograph by Ansiglione and Fra Filippo Lippi, 1877. l Victoria and Albert Museum #Christmas #AngelTrail

Virgin and Child with an angel

Virgin and Child with an angel Object: Print Date: 1877 (made) Artist/Maker: Ansiglione (probably, copyist) Lippi, Fra Filippo, born 1401 - died 1473 (after, painter (artist)) Storch and Kramer (printer) Materials and Techniques: Chromolithograph