Ten dresses by Unknown Artist

The 10 dresses were part of Doris Langley Moore's original collection of historic dress and featured in Langley Moore's 1949 book, 'The Woman in Fashion', being worn by well-known figures of the time.


Art Fund grant:
£2,060 ( Total: £5,491)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

1) silk and lace evening dress, circa 1838; 2) wool day dress trimmed with silk rosettes, mid 1840s; 3) cotton child's dress, circa 1863, worn by Lynn Redgrave; 4) cotton dressing gown, circa 1875; 5) silk walking dress, circa 1889; 6) satin and velvet visiting dress, 1894; 7) silk tea gown, circa 1900; 8) satin court dress and train, circa 1900; 9) striped silk afternoon dress, circa 1901 worn by Margot Fonteyn; 10) wool and silk walking ensemble, circa 1903.


Doris Langley Moore collection; Helen R Larson; by descent.

Venue details

Fashion Museum Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, BATH Somerset BA1 2QH 01225 477 789 www.fashionmuseum.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

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