Monday, January 5, 2015

Style Picks - last chance to see

Our stylish fashion exhibition closes at the end of January, so there is still time to catch it!

A magnificent celebration of our beautiful costume collections.

Four guest curators have raided Wakefield Museums’ wardrobe to create a rainbow of women’s wear trends, from 1730 to today.

In this colourful exhibition step into the pages of a glossy fashion magazine and enjoy stunning hats, shoes, dresses, accessories and corsets!

" Wow,  I love the Georgian shoes,  and the 20s dress, and the corset, and, and...!"

Fabulous Fifties - a presentation from the amazing History Wardrobe.
28th January 6pm  - 7.30pm
Wakefield Museum (Learning Zone)
Free, but booking is essential as places are limited - call 01924 302700 or  email 

Detail from a 50s dress on display in Style Picks - on display until  31st January

Do you remember the Liberty bodice...? The reality of life for housewives in the 50s could be far from glamorous, but in this lively presentation we transform a domestic drudge into a domestic goddess.

This Cinderella transformation - inspired by Dior's New Look - is achieved with the help of bullet bras, sugared petticoats and sterling advice from the Experts... all set in the decade that reinvented dazzle.

Fabulous Fifties boasts a super array of original garments and accessories including French knickers, gym knickers (what colour were yours?) girdles, hats, bags, shoes, coats, cardigans and ridiculously pretty frocks.

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