Eleanor Thompson, Curator of Costume, said “We are always embarking on something new and innovative at Brighton Museum. This project will take a fresh look at something most women hold very dear, and help us see our wardrobes in a different light. This may prove an inspirational exhibition at a time when dressing up for an evening out is fast becoming fashionable again.”
The exhibition is being curated by leading fashion designer Andrew Fionda (of the label Pearce II Fionda) and will chart the history of this iconic garment. Some of the designer gowns featured in the exhibition include Aquascutum, Barbara Hulanicki (Biba), Ben de Lisi, Betty Jackson, DAKS, English Eccentrics, Giles Deacon, Hamish Morrow, Jaeger, Jean Muir, John Galliano, Julien MacDonald, and Marios Schwab.
It looks like a must for any style mavens on the south coast, and what's more it's free entry! See below for some images of the exhibition.