Ballgowns at V&A

Vintage Fashion @ V&A – BALLGOWNS

I visited the Ballgowns exhibition at the V&A which I found intriguing, It shows British glamour since 1950.

Exquisite dresses from each decade, from the elegant 1950s, Princes Diana Elvis dress to present day designers.

The high light of the exhibition for me was the film footage of models wearing Ballgowns through the decades.

The real garments that impressed me was the vintage fashion from the 1940s decade (You could find these garments outside the exhibition). The shape and strong tailoring on the 40s garments are remarkable. They combined elegant shape, nip-in waist to give a hourglass figure with hard wearing fabrics.