The National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) has revealed plans to display highlights from its rarely seen fashion collection for the very first time, a collection which is believed to be one of the most extensive in the world.
The Museum’s fashion collection includes designs by the Harris Tweed-obsessed Vivienne Westwood, the King of Style Alexander McQueen, as well as pieces by Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir and Bernat Klein.
The fashion designs will be placed on permanent display at the Museum, which is currently one of Scotland’s leading visitor attractions, in a move to celebrate 500 years of fashion and style.
The new fashion gallery will contain 70 mannequins and around 150 exhibits, and is one of ten new galleries due to open next year, all of which it is hoped will attract a new audience of style-hunters and design enthusiasts to the museum.
I will certainly be joining that new audience.