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Bath's Fashion Museum to host 1960s display this March
Twiggy wears a Mary Quant outfit from 1966
This photo shows Twiggy wearing an outfit by Mary Quant in 1966

Photographs showing British style in the 1960s will be coming to Bath and North East Somerset Council's Fashion Museum in March.

The event showcases 20 of the most iconic photographs from the Ernestine Carter Collection, including images of 1960s models Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton.

Items in the display range from demure dresses to dolly-bird designs by fashion designers such as Mary Quant.

Photographing Fashion: British Style in the 1960s opens on Saturday, 27 March.

The different styles and looks are recorded for posterity in the Fashion Museum's Ernestine Carter Collection.

The collection includes hundreds of black and white photographic prints and original fashion drawings commissioned by Mrs Ernestine Carter.

Mrs Carter was women's, and later associate, editor of The Sunday Times from 1955 to 1968.

'Potted history'

Museum manager, Rosemary Harden, said: "This is a fantastic collection of fashion photographs.

"It's like you can see the 1960s unfolding in front of your eyes. This display gives a potted history of fashion in the 1960s in Britain."

The importance of Mrs Carter's fashion pages could not be underestimated in the 1960s - as far as young designers were concerned, a piece by Mrs Carter was a hallmark of approval.

The Ernestine Carter Collection photographs will be displayed alongside fashion garments from the 1960s, which are also part of the Council-run museum collection.

The Fashion Museum, found in Bennett Street, is open daily 10.30am to 5pm, exit 6pm - the display continues throughout 2010.

For more information, check out the Fashion Museum website.




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