October @ Bath’s Fashion Museum

Fashion displays. Click on images to enlarge.

Fashion displays. Click on images to enlarge.

Visitors to the Fashion Museum, Bath, can enjoy an array of fashion-themed events for all ages this October, from twilight talks by fashion experts to fun activities for kids over half-term.
Twilight Talk – Fashion in… The Illustrated London News from the 1840s to the 1890s

Fashion archives curator Karina Virahsawmy, assisted by Jean Scott, will talk about Victorian dress using fashion pages torn from The Illustrated London News (the first illustrated newspaper). The magazine pages are now part of the collection at the Fashion Museum. Ticket price includes a glass of wine. Please note that this talk will be filmed.
Project supported by Arts Council England/South West Museums Development.

Tickets available from bathboxoffice.org.uk or call 01225 463362.
8 October, 6.00pm
£10.00

Twilight Talk – Fashion in… 1969, Ossie Clark and the Beautiful People

Fashion writer Judith Watt, regular contributor to Vogue and author of Ossie Clark, 1965-1974, will speak about fashion designer Ossie Clark, darling of the late 1960s London scene. Clark’s 1969 chiffon printed trouser ensemble is part of the Dress of the Year collection at the Fashion Museum and currently on display in the museum galleries. Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

Tickets available from bathboxoffice.org.uk or call 01225 463362.
22 October, 6.00pm
£10.00

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Make tea party hats, playing card kings and queens and un-birthday cards to celebrate 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Part of Heritage Open Week
26, 27, 29 and 30 October, 2pm-4pm

Man’s coat, brown wool broadcloth, with hand-worked embroidery in silver metal thread, about 1720 Woman’s open robe and petticoat, yellow woven brocaded silk, 1750s

Man’s coat, brown wool broadcloth, with hand-worked embroidery in silver metal thread, about 1720
Woman’s open robe and petticoat, yellow woven brocaded silk, 1750s

Included in admission price

In Conversation… with Hormazd Narielwalla

Join us for an after-hours talk with artist Hormazd Narielwalla, who works in collage and uses bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns to create artworks exploring the body in abstract form. Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

Tickets available from bathboxoffice.org.uk or call 01225 463362.
Part of the Art Weekender – Bristol & Bath
30 October, 6.15pm
£12.00

Ongoing exhibitions and events:

Georgians

Original outfits worn at assemblies and other glittering occasions of 18th-century life, shown alongside Georgian-inspired fashion by contemporary designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.

Included in admission price
Until 3 January 2016

Great Names of Fashion

More than 20 exquisite evening gowns by leading designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.

Included in admission price
Until 3 January 2016

Behind the Scenes

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the stored museum collection, featuring historic fashions from the time of Jane Austen up until the First World War.

Included in admission price
Until 6 November 2016

Dress of the Year

Look 41 - By Gareth Pugh -  2014 Dress of the Year.

Look 41 – By Gareth Pugh – 2014 Dress of the Year.

Every year the museum invites a fashion expert to choose their dress of the year. The current selection is a super-sized dress made from plastic sheeting by Gareth Pugh, chosen by Katie Grand, Editor-in-Chief of LOVE magazine.

Included in admission price
Until 3 January 2016

Bath Knitting and Crochet Guild

The Fashion Museum hosts the Bath branch of the Knitting & Crochet Guild with an event on the second Saturday of every month. All are welcome, from beginners to experts, and those who have an interest in the history and future of these crafts.

10 October, 10am-12pm
Assembly Rooms Café
Free

The Fashion Museum is open every day from 10.30am to 5pm during October.

Tickets cost £8.25 / £7.25 concessions / £6.25 child

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