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Fashion Victims: The Bizarre History of Costume

Fashion Victims: The Bizarre History of Costume

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  •  Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge
  •  (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Kids ( from age 13 to age 17 ) / Adults
Hi, I’m Ann, a textile specialist who has spent many years dealing in antique lace and other costume, furnishings and accessories, selling at London’s Portobello Road (for over... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Are you a fashion victim? You're not the only one. For many centuries men and women have fallen victim to the bizarre, uncomfortable (and often downright dangerous) fashions of their age.

Who were the Macaronis? Did 17th Century Venetians really have pink hair and platform shoes? How did Customs Officers nearly ruin a Royal Wedding? Did lace collars nearly bankrupt the French economy? And why were 19th Century dresses often fatal?

Join me on a walking tour around selected galleries of the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum, to explore these questions, view some of the fashion objects on display and hear the fascinating stories behind them.

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Are you a fashion victim? You're not the only one. For many centuries men and women have fallen victim to the bizarre, uncomfortable (and often downright dangerous) fashions of their age. Who were the Macaronis? Did 17th Century Venetians real... Read More
Experience includes:
  • A fun and friendly 2 hour walking tour around selected galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Explore historic costume, accessories and portraits as we decide who were the winners and losers in the historical fashion stakes

  • An opportunity to meet like-minded people, marvel at the antics of our ancestors, and maybe even try on a crinoline

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