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    • Kirstin Leiby

      Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 @ V Museum. Gown by Victor Edelstein, 1986. Worn and given by Lady Heseltine. Museum no. T.264-2001. Image © David Hughes 2011

    • World of Purity

      From debutantes and royalty to charity balls and the red carpet, Ballgowns: British glamour since 1950 charts 60 years of stylish evening wear. The exhibition highlights the styles, silhouettes and colours that have been perennial favourites for many years. For more click on the picture above.

    • Alex Mahler-Haug

      First Look: The V’s Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950. Design by Victor Edelstein, 1986. "This dress was worn by Lady Anne Heseltine in the early 1980s when her husband MIchael Heseltine's position of secretary of defence required her to attend many formal occasions. She recalled of her fittings at Victor Edelstein: 'It was so easy to be his client... I loved going there, I always took far too long about it."

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