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Fashion Victims: the Bizarre History of Costume

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 2RL

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Are you a fashion victim? You're not the only one. For many centuries men and women have fallen victim to the bizarre, uncomfortable (and often downright dangerous) fashions of their age.

Who were the Macaronis? Did 17th Century Venetians really have pink hair and platform shoes? How did Customs Officers nearly ruin a Royal Wedding? Did lace collars nearly bankrupt the French economy? And why were 19th Century dresses often fatal?

Join me on a walking tour around selected galleries of the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum, to explore these questions, view some of the fashion objects on display and hear the fascinating stories behind them.

  • A fun and friendly 2 hour walking tour around selected galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Explore historic costume, accessories and portraits as we decide who were the winners and losers in the historical fashion stakes

  • An opportunity to meet like-minded people, marvel at the antics of our ancestors, and maybe even try on a crinoline

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 2RL

United Kingdom

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