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5 November 2016 - 22 April 2017.
Heritage Gallery.

Take a look at a century of style from the amazing structured garments worn during the Victorian period to the swirling designs of the swinging 60s. Dazzling 1920s beaded dresses shown alongside the much loved Singer sewing machines take centre stage in this exhibition, revealing how fashion, shape and style have change over time.

See how the clothing of the 1930s was influenced by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and how people individualized their outfits during the shortages of the Second World War.

Featuring dresses from Touchstones’ museum collection that have never previously been displayed, the show reveals the stories of some of the people who wore them.

Highlights include an Ossie Clarke design from the early 1970’s and a recently conserved blue Victorian wedding dress. As well as clothing, a selection of striking accessories such as shoes, jewellery, handbags and hats are featured in the exhibition.