Dresses on display in the Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story exhibition
It has been nearly two years since this exhibition opened and we have been delighted by the public response to the Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story exhibition. I wanted to mention that the exhibition is still open, admission is free and it is worth a visit if you haven't had the opportunity. We like to refresh the gallery with new displays when possible, the most recent being a new costume display. Here is a post from assistant curator, Anna Ruchalska:
Lady Duff Gordon’s dresses, which for almost two years were a very popular part of the Titanic exhibition, were returned to the Bath Fashion Museum today. The objects were replaced by beautiful evening dresses from the National Museum Liverpool's Decorative Art collection. Both pieces were made by T&S Bacon of Bold Street, Liverpool and are an example of cutting edge Edwardian fashion. The most prestigious shops in Liverpool, providing an exclusive made-to-measure service, were located in Bold Street, known during the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the 'Bond Street of the North'.
Expensive and fashionable clothes would have been a common sight on a luxury liner like Titanic, whose first class passengers were among the wealthiest people in British society. These dresses belonged to Hester Gaskell Holland who was the daughter of Liverpool businessman Walter Holland, business partner in Lamport & Holt, one of Liverpool’s leading shipping companies during the early 20th century.
The wonderful T&S Bacon dresses are now on display in the ‘Titanic and Liverpool: untold story’ exhibition, Merseyside Maritime Museum.