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Dress of the Year
July 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fashions by the world’s top designers.
From Mary Quant in 1963 to Christopher Kane in 2013, this display showcases the inventiveness of the top names of fashion in the last 50 years. Each year the Fashion Museum asks a different fashion expert to choose the ensemble from the international fashion collections that they feel is the most exciting, or directional, or simply sums up the year in fashion.
The ensemble selected then becomes part of the Fashion Museum’s Dress of the Year collection, and a permanent record of the changes of fashion. The scheme first started in 1963 – the year the museum came to Bath as the Museum of Costume – and the complete “dress of the year collection” can be viewed here in our online image gallery.
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