The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon Exhibition

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A new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates the spectacular gowns designed by Britain's leading couture house Bellville Sassoon

For more than 50 years, Belville Sassoon has been one of Britain’s foremost high-society couture labels, having dressed Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Diana, Princess of Wales among others. Now their gowns are on show at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum, as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition includes a selection of more than 150 dresses, materials, drawings and personal mementos from the 1950s to the present day Here, model Nena du Bois wears a romantic off-the-shoulder ball gown in silk tulle from one of the earliest Bellville shows. The dress attracted a well-connected clientele, and, as Women’s Wear Daily later observed, it didn’t take long before the designs entered the wardrobes of the best-known diplomatic, theatrical, and social circles in London.
The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon runs until 11 January 2014.

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