Happy New Year!

Fashion Museum, Bath. Click to enlarge

I won’t be wearing a wonderful champagne bottle dress on New Year’s eve, but I will be enjoying champagne. New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday–no presents to worry about, no special foods (at least not in my household). There is just happiness, champagne, and the promise of a fresh start.

This amazing dress, made by someone who I hope likes the holiday as much as I do, is in the collection at the Fashion Museum in Bath, England.  I saw it several years ago as part of an exhibit called “Fifty Fabulous Frocks” marking the fiftieth anniversary of the museum. It showed not only stunning works by the world’s most famous designers, but also several home made dresses to illustrate what the average woman might have had in her closet.

It wasn’t hard for me to pick a favorite outfit. The museum even located a photo of the unknown owner of the dress who wore it with some alterations to a fancy dress ball in 1902.

May your New Year be filled with celebrations!

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2 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. eimear says:

    a very happy new year to you too Lynn – enjoy the bubbles!

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