If your ears prick up at the mention of fashion history’ – or you can’t get enough of delving into social, political and cultural landscapes that once surrounded and played into dress – then you better make your way down to the Fashion and Textile Museum, pronto.

For a lesson in dressing from the 1930s, an era which brought the excess of the 1920s to an end, Night and Day: 1930s Fashion & Photographs thematically presents walls of captures from one of the greatest chroniclers of the Twentieth Century, Cecil Beaton, as well as over 100 ensembles that take us on multiple journeys – from glamorous eveningwear of satin and velvet adorned with diamonds (set against nightclub and cinema scenes) to displays of playful beachwear pyjamas, as holidaying and sunbathing became increasingly popular in the epoch.

Dressed in ruffled silk-tulle and a poplin top via Cecilie Bahnsen, floral-jacquard flared trousers from Erdem, with almond toe ankle boots from & Other Stories and gold-tone hoops care of Laura Lombardi gilding the lily, waltz your way across the two floors in a time warp...

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