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Exhibition: Dress to Impress Fashion in early photography

Men and women have dressed to impress for all occasions throughout the ages. After the invention of photography in the late 1820s the popularity of dressing up for studio photographs grew, reaching its peak from1860 to1880. This exhibition is a snapshot of fashion and photography from 1880s cartes de visite to the start of the movie age in the early 1900s.
As well as focusing on original costume, images, photographs and camera equipment from the museum collection, this exhibition is illustrated by fabulous detailed period costumes from the world famous film costumiers Cosprop. Amongst others see outfits worn by famous film and television stars Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Nicole Kidman (Portrait of a Lady).
Visit this exhibition for a glamorous glimpse into the past. Try on replica costumes and create your own carte de visite, design your own Victorian or Edwardian outfit or try out early optical instruments from the time of photography and moving image invention.

The exhibition will be from 22nd June to 31st August 2013 at the Annan Museum, details of which can be found here.

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