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The National Portrait Gallery


The Victoria and Albert Museum


The Courtauld Institute of Art - Galleries


The Tate Gallery


The National Museum of Wales


Museum of Costume Assembly Rooms, Bath


The Research Centre Bath


Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery


Brighton Art Gallery and Museum, 


Museum of Welsh Life St. Fagans


Grosvenor Museum, Chester


National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh 


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow


Kensington Palace London


Platt Hall Gallery of English Costume, Manchester


Costume and Textile Study Centre, Norwich


Museum of Costume and Textiles, Nottingham


Paisley Museum and Art Gallery,


Rowley's House Museum,


York Castle Museum,


The Lace Hall, Nottingham


The Art Institute Chicago



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About looks at women's costume and fashion history and analyses the mood of an era.  Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values. Homelife and politics also contribute to lifestyle trends, which in turn influence the clothes we wear.  These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.Fashion History can take no responsibility for any information on the site which may cause you error, loss or costs incurred from use of the information and links either directly or indirectly.  This site is owned, designed, written and developed by author: Pauline Thomas and Guy Thomas. This site is designed to be viewed in 1024 X 768 or higher.

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