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  • bride wore a beautiful, off white satin gown, which is now preserved in the Museum of London together with its intriguing story.

    Five brides and one wedding dress

    Our 2018 Collecting for London display included a wedding dress, made in the 1930s. This unassuming vintage dress holds a fascinating story: that of the five women who wore it to get married, in the austere London of the Great Depression and the Second World War.

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  • German-born gay Jewish man world-renowned milliner, Otto Lucas

    The life and legacy of master milliner Otto Lucas

    As a German-born gay Jewish man, Otto Lucas found himself away from his homeland and stranded in London in the 1930s. Nonetheless, he established himself as a world-renowned milliner, and his legacy lives on through the pieces we have in our collection.

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  • Hat designed by Philip Treacy for display on the Louisa Harwood mannequin in the Pleasure Garden (ID no.: SC230/6)

    Hattention, please!

    The museum’s collections hold a wide variety of headwear, dating from the 16th century to the present day. Here, we take a close look at four very different hats and the cap-tivating stories of the people who wore them.

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