The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon

Fashion and Textile Museum

20 September 2013 – 11 January 2014

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An exhibition celebrating the fairytale fashion of Bellville Sassoon, the designers famed for dressing the Princess of Wales.

There is nothing subtle about the designs of Bellville Sassoon, the high-society fashion label that is having a late renaissance thanks to some early eighties retro-styling.

Belinda Bellville and David Sassoon had been the go-to fashion house for posh girls since the 1960s but really hit their stride in the 1980s thanks to a young Princess Diana. Their frilly, off-the-shoulder numbers became a hit and have been popular at weddings and bar mitzvahs ever since.

This exhibition celebrates their idiosyncratic style in all its sumptuous glory.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm (Thu until 8pm )
Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed 2 – 19 Oct, 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

 

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