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Sugar pink duct tape Christopher Kane creation is Dress of the Year at Bath Fashion Museum

The latest Fashion Museum Dress of the Year has been unveiled: a sugar pink silk organza dress from leading British designer Christopher Kane's Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

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Museums at Night Curator's Choice: Grayson Perry's taste tribe tapestries in Liverpool

Aligning biblical scenes with Cath Kidston bags, Grayson Perry's tapestries will open at the Walker Art Gallery for LightNight this May. Curator Pauline Rushton tells us more.

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Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Henry Moore regarded his colourful textile designs as "a bit of holiday" and Picasso allowed his designs to be printed on virtually anything - apart from sofas. The Fashion and Textile Museum explores the wonderful world of artist textiles.

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Picture Gallery: Stunning Georgian costumes at Bath Fashion Museum

Fans of Austen and the Georgian period should make their way to the Fashion Museum in Bath where a series stunning original costumes take centre stage.

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Specs show stars Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn at the National Glass Centre

Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.

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Compton Verney to open Moore Rodin exhibition on 10th anniversary

A model for Rodin's The Gates of Hell, a display of antiquities devised by Henry Moore's daughter and a series of spectacular sculptures draw parallels between two towering artists in the 10th year......

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Museum of London dons suits, bowler hats and brogues in menswear fashion exhibition

Coinciding with a London fashion mini-festival, curator Timothy Long says an exhibition of historic and modern meanswear will reveal their suave "feat of engineering".

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Show off your spectacular selfies at the National Glass Centre's Goldsmiths Spectacles exhibition

Featuring the designs which inspired a generation of spectacle wearers, a new exhibition at the National Glass Centre gives the public a chance to show off their selfies.

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Artist's Statements: Harvey Nichols and Nike to Daisy Lowe and Uma Thurman designers

As a selection of brilliant young designers demonstrate their talent at the Museum of London, here are their stories from the Jewellery Now exhibition.

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V&A announces The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 show next Spring

From the jewellery of Elizabeth Taylor to ankle boots by Dolce & Gabbana, the V&A's spring exhibition drapes the gallery in the designs which have made Italy a fashion powerhouse. Here are a few of......

Rebecca Joselyn, Crushed Can Jug

Big ideas and small disruptions: Subversive Designs at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

With works by Vivienne Westwood, Grayson Perry, Thomas Heatherwick and Paul Scott, Brighton's Subversive Designs reveals the counter-culture of the decorative arts.

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Inside the V&A's Clothworker's Centre for the Conservation and Study of Textiles and Fashion

Emily Beeson ventures inside the treasure trove of fashion and textiles that is the V&A's new Clothworker's Centre as it prepares to open its doors for tours.

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The Guild at 51: The Arts and Crafts thrive at Cheltenham's new art gallery, The Wilson

Mary Greensted, former curator at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and Chair of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen reflects on the opening of The Wilson and the Guild's new shop, The Guild at 51.

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Beauty, Power and Pearls on show at the V&A

Pearls, an exhibition by the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority, illuminates the small but precious object and jewellery linking the Arabian Gulf, Charles I, Marilyn Monroe and European nobility.

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Denise Van Outen costume leads dresses of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing at Woburn Abbey

Ahead of the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, a set of "stunning" dresses from the last competition have gone on public display in Bedfordshire.

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