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a formal panting of a seated woman in an orange dress

Liberating Fashion: Watts Gallery offers a sumptuous social history of Aesthetic dress in Victorian portraits

Watts Gallery reveals how the artists of the Aesthetic Dress Movement had a wide-reaching impact on perceptions of beauty, health and the fashions via late Victorian portraiture.

A photo of a female performer wearing an elaborate black dress made out of bin bags

Lady Gaga ARTPOP shredded bin bags dress goes on public display in Women Fashion Power show

British designer Gareth Pugh's London-made dress for Gaga, which the singer wore to the launch of the ARTPOP album, stars at the Design Museum alongside dresses worn by everyone from Zandra Rhodes to Margaret Thatcher.

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Museum of London and Sherlock Holmes help Tinie Tempah create Men's Fashion Week suit

Chart-topping rapper and Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini collaborator Tinie Tempah says he is "in love" with his "fresh" three-piece suit, inspired by the Museum of London.

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V&A to deliver the low-down on shoe addiction in summer 2015 show Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

From sandals and high heels to wedges and boots, the transformative power of extreme footwear will be explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.

Belfast scores Russia Year of Culture 2014 coup as Bolshoi Theatre costumes shown in gaol

The Bolshoi Theatre and the Russian Museum of Ethnography are displaying dozens of dazzling costumes at the 19th century Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. See pictures here.

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Middlesbrough takes pride in MIMA's new Jewellery Gallery

Curator Alix Collingwood says organisers at the Institute of Modern Art are "thrilled" with the first permanent gallery at the venue since it opened its doors in 2007.

an illustration showing a soldier in khaki flanked by two young ladies

First World War fashions from the Illustrated London News archive

Browse our slideshow to get a taste of First World War fashions and clothing, as covered by the Illustrated London News, The Tatler and other illustrated magazines of the period.

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Artist's Statement: Kasia Wozniak on Fashion Photography Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

In a Museum of London commission, Kasia Wozniak has used a mid-19th century plate technique to take on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Her work, she explains, is a kind of alchemy.

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Savage Beauty: V&A lines up spectacular Alexander McQueen exhibition for spring 2015

The V&A has released details of its major retrospective of the work of the visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen and it promises to be spectacular.

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