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Bellville Sassoon dresses on display

Bellville Sassoon

25 January 2014 - 18 January 2015

In 2011 British fashion designer David Sassoon donated his archive of hundreds of fashion drawings to the Fashion Museum. This generous gift charted the history of the firm Bellville Sassoon Lorcan Mullany and its three designers - Belinda Bellville, David Sassoon and Lorcan Mullany - as one of London’s top couturiers for over 50 years.

Twenty five choice evening dresses were assembled by Mr Sassoon, each one lovingly kept across the years by Bellville Sassoon’s loyal clientele. The display included the pink taffeta evening dress decorated with pleated frills worn by Lady Beatty at the Proust Edwardian Ball in 1971, as well as a mocha silk embroidered dress, inspired by a Chinese shawl.

The display included three ensembles designed by Bellville Sassoon for Diana, Princess of Wales, including the cantaloupe melon silk ‘going-away’ outfit, that she wore as a young bride in July 1981.

Image: Ensembles designed by Bellville Sassoon for Diana, Princess of Wales