Working with the Balmain dress

Research Assistant Becky Rae examines Vivien Leigh's Balmain dress in the study room of the Fashion Museum Bath. White gloves are require to minimise wear and tear on the item.

Around Becky are a number of items which help us to study the dress, including: a tape measure to record details of its construction; accession cards explaining how it came to the Museum; a letter from the Museum founder Doris Langley Moore thanking Suzanne Farrington for the donation of the dress; and two of Doris Langley Moore's books on historical fashion, including one featuring several images of Vivien Leigh in historical costume.
Creator Pierre Balmain
Subject Vivien Leigh
Source Fashion Museum Bath
Date 2019-09-26
Rights Fashion Museum Bath
Format Photograph
Coverage 1960s