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Ballgowns: British Glamour Exhibition @ Victoria and Albert Museum

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Are you a fashion junkie? Do you covet style from the times gone by? Loathe and detest the invention of the Ugg boot and trackie combo?

Then head down to the Victoria & Albert Museum for their exhibition of British Ballgowns: Glamour since 1950. They have a stunning collection of 80 dresses all by British designers from the last 60 years.

Explore what it truly means to be glamorous and see how style and glamour have evolved over the years. You can see dresses from the red carpet, the royal family, débutante balls and charity galas. See the 360 degree spectacle of the ballgown silhouette- this truly conveys the excellence and intricacy of British design.
See work by the likes: of Vivienne Westwood; Erdem; Mary Katrantzou and David Sassoon. See the actual dresses that adorned the wardrobes of Liz Hurley, Princess Diana and Bianca Jagger.

For those of you who don't know, home to art and design, the V&A museum is located on Cromwell Road, SW7. That makes it an easy 5 minute walk from South Kensington Underground station or 10 minutes from Knightsbridge underground station.

On a Friday evening the museum opens late until 21:30 offering you the chance to peruse the exhibition and stop after in their onsite bar and café. It usually closes at 17:30pm with last entry at five on the dot. It opens at 10am every day.

If you book online you can get a standard ticket for the exhibition for £10.00 or on the door it is £11.60. Discounts for concessions and families apply - go to the website for details.

The exhibition runs until January 2013.

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Why? Pieces of Fashion History
When: Everyday
Where: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
Cost: from £10.00
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