Lace in Fashion exhibition @ Fashion Museum Bath

Me and the Charlotte Dress! 

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend a blogger preview of the Lace in Fashion exhibition, which was hosted by Bath Fashion Museum.

Now, let me set the scene. 

It was a wet Wednesday evening, and my friend Bella and I were on a mission. Cowering under my faulty umbrella (and Bella's completely knackered one), we took on the Great British weather and made the epic journey to… Temple Meads train station. It was cold, windy and frustrating, but we eventually squeezed onto our packed train, and began our adventure. At the other end, we stumbled across Bath, may or may not have got a little lost (definitely Bella's fault), and arrived at the museum bang on 6.30pm. Result.

My first thought? How on Earth didn't I know about this place? It was cool, buzzing and basically right up my street. And who doesn't love lace, after all? To say I was intrigued would be an understatement.

We got an exclusive insight into the background of the exhibition and also a tour by the wonderful curator, Elly. She was truly passionate about the history of this fabric and also shared insights about every single piece showcased in this exhibition. (That's a lot of lace.) 

They had pieces dating back to the 1500s, and even some modern dresses from Balenciaga! My favourite was a white dress that's rumoured to belong to none other than King George III's wife, Charlotte III. (I Joke.) Apparently, this is the only item of Charlotte's wardrobe that has survived to this date. Now how amazing is that? 

If you want to see the rest of the exhibition and learn a few more interesting facts about lace, its place in fashion and throughout the ages, head down to Bath Fashion Museum. The exhibition is running from 4th February 2017 up until January 2018 -- so there is still plenty of time to see it. For more information, visit their website and Twitter account. 


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