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Organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, the exhibition features gowns, daywear, suits and accessories worn by some of the most glamorous women in Britain.

Items of couture designed by Hartnell, Amies and others explore how the Queen's patronage of British designers helped propel London's fashion industry onto the international stage in the years following the Second World War.

The show features a range of pieces dating between the 1920s and the 1990s and, as well as designs and embroidery from the Queen's collection, it includes items from the wardrobes of Oonagh Guinness, Lady Anne Glenconner and Barbara Cartland.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

01228 618718


Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (until 4pm Nov – Mar) ​Sun, 11am – 5pm (from 12noon-4pm Nov – Mar)

Free entry with National Art Pass

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