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The Ball Gowns Exhibition at V&A

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Having been running since Saturday 19th May 2012, The Ball Gowns Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum continues showing until Sunday 6th January 2013. Taking place in the newly restored Fashion Galleries for 2012, it brings the glamour of British ball gowns from the 1950s to present day courtesy only for museum visitors.

The Ball Gowns exhibition at V&A is promised to be hugely popular with all kinds of fashion fans from around the world, from those who would regularly wear such outfits to those that dream of owning their own stunning ball gown. The exhibition features a whole host of extravagant designs from some of the best designers in the business.

Norman Hartnell, Victor Stiebel, Zandra Rhodes, Catherine Walker, Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Jenny Packham are a few of the famous names that have ball gowns on show at the V&A, while Gareth Pugh has even created a metallic leather dress specially for this extravagant Ball gown exhibition. You can even see dresses that have been worn by Sandra Bullock, Daphne Guinness, Elizabeth Hurley and Bianca Jagger at this exciting exhibition.

Featuring 30 different ball gowns from the Museum's permanent collection, the lower floor of the Ball Gowns exhibition space at V&A is decked out in the style of a country house getting ready for a grand ball, with films, images and other glamorous accessories such as evening bags, gloves and shoes also on show.

From gowns worn by the Queen Mother to Princess Diana and even today's young royals, to a latex ball gown designed by Atsuko Kudo, the ball gowns exhibition will have London fashionistas gasping with delight at the luxury fabrics, the painstaking embellishments, and of course, the glamorous designs. Visitors are also able to enjoy the newly refurbished Octagon Court, which features 30 or so contemporary designs in an open display, which evoke the feeling of a red carpet event.

Be sure to visit this wondrous exhibition and why not indulge yourself and stay in one of 5ive Star London’s luxury Hotels.

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