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.