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The First Cut Paper Cut Exhibition Part 2 at the Gallery of Costume, Manchester.

December 1, 2012

I took an autumnal stroll to Manchester’s Gallery of Costume, primarily to see the gallery itself but also to catch part 2 of the exhibition called ” The First Cut “.

The exhibition starts with structured Victorian money dresses by Susan Stockwell,

and some of her preparative studies for the pieces.

More contemporary themed, delicate paper dresses by Susan Cutts and Violise Lunn.

The Museum itself is really quite beautiful, a Grade 2 listed Georgian house that underwent a major million pound renovation project back in 2010.

The Gallery of Costume houses one of the most important costume collections in Britain, second only to the V&A in London. It contains over 20,000 fashion items from the 17th century to the present day.

This is just a taster of the collections on display, head over to the museum to see them for yourself.

Fishinkblog 5190 Gallery of Costume 3

” The First Cut ” Exhibition runs across the two sites now until 27 January 2013 and is well worth a visit.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2012 10:30 am

    Once again- thanks for showing this- the museum was in restoration mode when I was last up there, now I know I need to go back and spend some time there.

    • December 1, 2012 11:36 am

      No problem Kate, it’s a lovely building and unbelievable free to get in.

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