Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Fashion and Textiles Museum: 1920s JAZZ AGE Exhibition

Whenever I travel to London to see my brother, I always try and fit in a visit to the Fashion and Textiles Museum on Bermondsey Street.  Every exhibition is an absolute joy; thoughtfully curated and creatively displayed.  The entry fee is always moderate, an Art Fund pass will make it an even bigger bargain, photography is allowed, the staff are always friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is relaxed.   The current 1920s JAZZ AGE exhibition is a mix of haute couture and ready-to-wear, 1919-1929.  It brings to life popular leisure acitivies of the time like going to the cinema, picnics, having tea and cake, sport and dancing.  If you are visiting London for a little Christmas shopping (or at any time), it is well worth a trip away from the crazy queues and relentless consumerism.  I've loved all the exhibitions I've been to there.  Runs until 15th January 2017.


  1. This sounds fun. Would love to see the history of cloths worn in that time period. Thank you for sharing these pics.

  2. Such beautiful fabrics. Do they say where the items come from?

    1. Hi Catriona, yes it did on the displays but I haven't kept pictures. Often the clothes are from a few collectors who specialise either in vintage or in the period. The info cards on display talk about the fabrics and whether the dress was sewn at home or bought somewhere fancy!


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