V&A Gallery of Fashion
The V&A Gallery of Fashion
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2014
  • Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 7 78 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 1-85177-752-0
  • EAN: 9781851777525
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: 130 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Spanning four centuries, the V&A's fashion collection is the most compre­hensive in the world, housing unrivalled col­lections of dress, accessories, shoes, and hats from the 17th century to the present day. This concise volume perfectly encapsulates the collection, from rare 18th-century gowns and exquisite bodices to 1930s evening wear, post-war couture, and show-stopping ensembles by contemporary designers. Fashion couturiers represented include Charles Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Cristobal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Mary Quant, Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen.

About the author


Claire Wilcox is senior curator of fashion at the V&A. Jenny Lister is a curator of textiles and fashion at the V&A.