Between the upcoming Summer Olympics and Wimbledon, London has been calling. Another incentive to visit the U.K.? The Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition, on view through January 6, 2013, at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The newly revamped Fashion Galleries house a collection of more than 60 beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and runway pieces from designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders, Hussein Chalayan, Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen, among others. A selection of royal ballgowns are also on display, including Princess Diana’s “Elvis Dress” designed by Catherine Walker and modern styles from today’s young royals.
Photo from Alexander McQueen S/S 2011. Image courtesy of Christopher Moore.