The Glamour of Italian Fashion Exhibit 1945 - 2014 - Dress, Galitzine, 1955
Beautiful Vintage Cocktail Dress from Christian Dior, 1955 The Victoria & Albert Museum
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 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
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 Place of origin: London, England (made) Date:
The first ever Christmas card designed by J. Horsley for Sir Henry Cole, 1843
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.
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.
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