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First in our series of London's Fashion Alphabet: 26 behind-the-scenes videos exploring the Museum of London's fantastic dress and textile collections. This week, influential couturier & designer Hardy Amies.
This week we start with, well... A and A is for: Hardy Amies. Prolific couturier extraordinaire to the rich and famous, including none other than Her Majesty the Queen. Join our wonderful Senior Fashion Curator, Beatrice Behlen as she explains the world surrounding this beautiful dress, its owner and designer.
*Oops! Small correction to the video. Lady Delamere's first husband was in fact NOT wealthy.
Check back every week from January 2019 for the next instalment of the Fashion Alphabet!
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