Friday, June 20, 2008
The Floral Frocks website was published to accompany an exhibition, entitled 'Pick of the Bunch: the floral printed dress in the 20th century', held at the Fashion Museum, in Bath, England, from 17 July to 27 August, 2007. Pick of the Bunch was a collaborative project between the School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and the Fashion Museum. The website provides detailed access to six British floral dresses from the 1940s to the 1960s. The six case studies "include an object analysis (description) of each garment, the socio-historical context from which each dress emanates, key designers of the time, new fabric technology, themes for discussion, bibliography," and 360 degree views of each dress. Also included are details about prints and dyes, dye recipes, and patterns for some of the dresses shown.