Fashion and Costume

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From Kate Moss to Marilyn Manson, Wedding Dresses 1775–2014 is beautiful at the V&A

Celebs abound in the V&A's stunning exhibition, although some of the most poignant gowns are those for ordinary women who often made their own dresses, says Stephanie Pomfrett.

Helmut Smits

First Eleven celebrates transformative power of football shirts in World Cup exhibition

London gallery KK Outlet calls upon the designs of 11 artists for a special World Cup exhibition distinctly bereft of minimal designs and sponsor logos.

a mannequin wearing a pink dress

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.

a printed fabric with a repeat pattern of buildings on it

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......

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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.

A photo of a man with a beard and a moustache standing by a mannequin with a bowler hat

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".

Michael Caine wearing black thick-rimmed spectacles.

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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