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Museum Collection



The Fashion and Textile Museum Collection highlights the changing face of contemporary fashion from 1947 to the present day. All items in the Collection relate to the design and production of fashion and textiles, with a number of key garments from designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Biba, Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood.

Pieces from the Museum Collection feature regularly in our programme of exhibitions, practical workshops and history of fashion lectures, although the Museum Collection is not on permanent public display.

The Fashion and Textile Museum Collection also provides an invaluable resource for students of fashion, textiles and tailoring, as well as cultural history. It is possible for researchers to conduct private study of pieces in the Collection by prior appointment, subject to availability. The Fashion and Textile Museum is also very pleased to lend pieces from the Collection to other institutions.

For more information on viewing or borrowing from the Fashion and Textile Museum Collection, please get in touch via our contact form.

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