On Friday I was lucky enough to have some spare time in London and get the chance to have an hour enjoying the fashion collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
It is somewhere I have been meaning to visit forever, but never have the time. Or Chris and the boys haven’t got the enthusiasm. They prefer battleships and castles!
I decided to head for the Fashion Collection. It’s not huge, but if you have a real interest it takes some time to get round. It’s actually surreal reading all the notes, they state which year the garment came from, who wore and donated them.
As I stood admiring a wedding dress I wondered how the bride felt on that day. What life was like? And I bet the wearers of these glorious pieces of history never expected their clothes to one day be preserved for the world to enjoy. And wondered how they would feel about it?
These are a few of my fave pics, if you interested in fashion then is so worth nipping in. I just wish I had the time for the underwear exhibition. But I will save that for another day.
45 thoughts on “Fashion At The Victoria & Albert, My Sunday Photo”
Love these photos – I used to enjoy popping into the V&A and wandering around the fashion collection when I worked in London – I remember seeing a few of the dresses that you’ve captured here. Such a lovely way to spend some time 🙂
Louise it is, I just loved having the time to do this. To take in all those gorgeous garments and dream about the people who used to wear them x
Lucky you, I love the V&A -the Inderwear exhibition is well worth a visit if you get the chance. Brilliant pictures #MySundayPhoto
I will next to go next time I am in London, I wish I had had more time x
Funny, I’ve been meaning to have a nose round here for years but never quite managed it. Maybe next year …
Tim you must next time you are nearby it is just so fab. I loved it x
I find it fascinating there, your photos make me want to go back. Love that shoe!
Me too Fiona its such an inspiring place x
I would love to see the fashions at V&A, your photos are fab. I am going to Sudley House in Liverpool to see their collection of 30’s fashion belonging to a wealthy merchants wife. I can’t wait as I believe the clothes are beautiful. I hopeI can capture them as you have these.
Ah thanks so much Lorraine, ooh I would love to see that x
I have been to many museums in London but never been here. I love the photos and you have picked out some glorious pieces too #MySundayPhoto
Ah thanks so much, it is such a fab Museum I would recommend it x
aren’t these clothes gorgeous? especially that marie antoinette type one. so lovely. i will have to get myself back to the UK one day to see this. merry xmas
Ah thanks Sherry, I know they were all so gorgeous x
I can’t even begin to tell you how envious I am that you were able to go to this exhibit. I wish we had such fabulous exhibits here in Australia.
Ah Stella I hope you get there one day x
I always live wondering around the V & A and the fashion there is always amazing. Great photos x
Ah thanks Victoria it so fab there x
You know what, we’ve taken the kids to the Science and Natural History museums so many times. Each time I look over the road to the V&A but it’s just not their thing. One day I shall go on on my own! Great images and you’re just making me wat to visit more. #MySUndayPhoto
Thats exactly why i went alone John, they would not have loved the dresses and I wanted time to read it all x
Absolutely beautiful photos! Like you, I have never been and am never likely to be able to go with a husband and two big boys in tow!
Sarah go on your own, I so enjoy visiting museums alone x
Ohh wow I love these photos, I am definitely going to be paying a visit! Popping over from #MySundayPhoto
Thanks Helen, do, it is amazing x
I’m just the same. I long to go here but have never quite made it (yet). Your photos make me want t go all the more. I love the way you’ve cropped them too. #MySundayPhoto
Thanks Tara, honestly you wont regret it at all x
What gorgeous photos! I’ve never been, but I feel it may be getting added to the list! #MySundayPhoto
Sherry the collection is just amazing and thnakyou x
Stunning photos, my wife and I are planning on visiting at some point this year.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
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Thank you, you will love it x
It’s been far too long since I have been to the V&A, it’s so fabulous! Love your shots. That extra wide dress though? They must have had fun getting through doors in that!! #sundayphoto
Ha ha I know, but I would LOVE to wear one one day Emma x
What beautiful pictures and imagine trying to get through a door wearing the dress in your 4th picture. Glad you had the time to wander around with no male interruptions x
Ah thank you Tracey, I know ha ha, but I would so like to live a day in that dress in some grand palace x
Beautiful outfits and photos. I do love the V&A but haven’t had much chance to explore it. Like you, usually the people I’m with aren’t keen to visit.
Emma I would highly recommend going on your own it felt like such a treat x
This place is so stunning, I could spend hours here. I went when they did a series on the Queens outfits and a lady that dresses quite conservatively, her outfits are really beautiful!
Oh Tas I would have loved that x
I have not been here in years. I really must change that soon
Yes Molly you must, I am so glad I found the time to go x
We’d ove to see the fashion collect and chart the clothes throughout the eras. Fascinating photos! Merry Christmas! #MySundayPhoto
It is fab and so worth a visit x
What a stunning collection of photos – I bet the collection of fashion was equally gorgeous. #MySundayPhoto
Thanks Cal, yes it was x