A family of fashion: the Messels: six generations of dress

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Philp Wilson Publishers, Nov 7, 2005 - Art - 192 pages
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This lavishly illustrated catalogue will accompany an exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in 2006.The items on display are drawn from the extensive wardrobe of four generations of Lord Snowdon's family--the Messel-Rosse-Linley-Sambourne-Snowdons. The book uses these examples to trace the evolution of stylish English dress from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s, and is brought up to modern times through items lent by living family members.

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Foreword by Victoria Messel
chapter two The First Second Generations
chapter three The Third Generation

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About the author (2005)

Amy de la Haye is a curator, dress historian and creative consultant. She has a Senior Research Fellowship at the London College of Fashion (University of the Arts). From 1991-1998 she was Curator of 20th Century Dress at the V&A.
Lou Taylor is Professor of Dress and Textile history, University of Brighton, author of The Study of Dress History (2002) and Establishing Dress History (2004), both by Manchester University Press. Eleanor Thompson is Curator of Costume & Textiles at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.