Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carrol's book, the museum celebrates Alice as a style icon and trendsetter.

With her striped stockings, full-skirted dress and apron and T-bar shoes, Alice embodied the typical Victorian girls' style. This show charts how her look has been translated and reinvented in the 200 years since, drawing on a wealth of photographs, illustrations and fashion garments.

On display are examples of Victorian dress, as well as artwork from various editions of the book which show how her style was updated throughout the 20th and 21st century to suit contemporary audiences. Meanwhile Vivienne Westwood designs and fabric from Liberty Spring Summer 2015 reveal how she continues to inspire fashion today.

One section of the exhibition devotes itself to how Alice's appearance alters according to her global location; on the Provencale she wears tropezienne sandals and a sundress, while in Swahili she opts for a local kanga.

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