On November 16, the Fashion and Textile Museum will open it’s latest exhibition, Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment. The show will run until February 23, 2012 and will feature couture fashion by Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies, and Frederick Fox, all designers to H.M. The Queen. According to the Fashion and Textile Museum website, the exhibition “celebrates the timeless elegance of London couture and explores how the Queen’s patronage of ground-breaking British designers helped put London on the international fashion map after the Second World War.”
On the heels of the successful Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition at the V&A, I think this exhibition will experience a high number of visitors. The popularity of Duchess Kate Middleton and the renewed interest in the royal family will also add to the excitement and interest surrounding this exhibition. The Fashion and Textile Museum is a wonderful fashion and dress museum and definitely worth visiting. If anyone makes the trip please let me know how it is - I’d love to hear about the exhibition design!
Photograph courtesy of the Fashion and Textile Museum