Age of Glamour - Fashions from the Fifties is the debut exhibition at Lotherton Hall’s brand new Fashion Galleries.
The launch of Dior’s ‘New Look’, in 1947, saw a style emerge that completely captured the imagination of the nation. As the restrictions of the Second World War came to an end the population felt ready for something new and glamorous. This desire and Dior’s designs helped the 1950s to truly become an age of glamour
With elegant couture displayed alongside many other beautiful dresses of the period, the ‘Age of Glamour’ explores the impact of Parisian design on British fashion – from the fancy department stores selling exclusive ready to wear to high street stores like Marks and Spencer.
Further displays around the House give an insight in to the Gascoigne family of Lotherton Hall during the 1950s. Discover more about the sometimes not so glamorous changes that occurred in domestic life.
May 8 to December 31 2015
Off Collier Lane
Tel: 0113 378 2959
Winter opening times (November – February)
House, café, shop and bird garden: 10:00 to 16:00 with last entry at 15:15
Estate gates (October – March): 07:30 to 18:00
The house will be completely closed until 30th March 2015 due to refurbishment works taking place
Summer opening times (March to October)
House, café, shop and bird garden: 10:00 to 17:00 with last entry at 16:15
Estate gates (April to September): 07:30 to 20:00
For further information please go to: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Lotherton-Hall.aspx