Bullet PR is pleased to announce they have been appointed by The Fashion Museum, Bath to manage PR for the launch of a major new exhibition called ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’.
The exhibition celebrates fashion throughout history, from the 1500s to the present day, showcasing 100 star objects drawn from the Fashion Museum’s world-class collection.
The exhibition will feature garments and fashion accessories that created the look of history or hit the headlines. From a late 1500s ‘blackwork’ embroidered man’s shirt, dating from the time of the Spanish Armada, to a ‘body-con’ Galaxy dress of the early 2000s, a time when the world was facing economic downturn, the exhibition will present iconic and influential garments and accessories spanning five centuries of innovative fashion design.
One of the earliest fashion garments to go on display is an intricately embroidered woman’s jacket worked in coloured silks and glittering metal thread and dating from the time of Shakespeare.
Big names of fashion history will feature in the exhibition. Visitors will see gowns by the first fashion designers in history, including the Houses of Worth and Lucile, through to names that are more familiar today, such as Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons and Christopher Kane.
British designer Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon (1863-1935), was one of the first women’s fashion designers, an astute business woman, and also a Titanic survivor. ‘A History of Fashion in 100 Objects’ will feature a Lucile embroidered silk chiffon wedding dress worn by Mabel Chappell on her wedding to Robert Fuller in 1907.
The exhibition launches on March 19th and runs until January 2018.