V&A Gallery of Fashion
- Publication Date: November 1, 2016
- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Trim Size: 7 7⁄8 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-85177-893-5
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: 170 color illustrations
- Rights: North America
Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivaled collections of dress, accessories, shoes and hats from the 17th century to the present day. This revised and redesigned edition 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. Among the designers featured are Charles Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Mary Quant, Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen.
About the author
Claire Wilcox is senior curator of the Department of Furniture, Textiles, and Fashion at the V&A and a professor in fashion curation at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
Jenny Lister is curator of textiles and fashion at the V&A. She cocurated the V&A exhibitions Swinging Sixties and Grace Kelly Style and co-edited the accompanying books.