A family of fashion: the Messels: six generations of dress
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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18 Stafford Terrace Anne Rosse Anne wore Anne's Antony Armstrong-Jones Appendix artistic beads Birr Castle Black silk blue bodice braid Brighton Museum brown Cecil Beaton Charles James chiffon Chinese clothes coat collector coloured costume Countess of Rosse County Offaly couture cream Cream-coloured silk crepe daughter decorative dressmakers Earl of Rosse Eleanor Thompson Elizabeth Linley embroidered embroidery fabric fancy dress fashion floral flowers Fullerton Monteith Young Gallery gardens garments gold gown green Hartnell Ibid Ireland Irene Gilbert Irish jacket John Cornforth lace Lady Rosse Lancaster Gate Leonard Messel Linley Sambourne House London Lord Snowdon Lou Taylor Marion Sambourne Maud and Anne Maud and Leonard Maud Messel Maud's Messel Dress Collection mother Norman Hartnell Nymans Archive Oliver Messel outfit photographs pink portrait purple Richard Brinsley Sheridan Rosse's Sambourne Family Archive Sambourne's Sarah Fullerton Monteith satin Shirley Nicholson skirt style surviving Susan Sussex textiles trimmed Victorian wear whilst wool