One case, of 1920s evening dresses, has been completely replaced. It's still 1920s, but a mixture of day and more formal wear.
|Bright young things|
The background image hasn't been changed though; it is based on this Callot Soeurs dress which formed part of the previous display.
Central to the new arrangement is this 1923 lamé and lace wedding dress, displayed with a photograph of the bride and groom.
|Medieval style wedding dress|
There isn't much information about the ensemble beside it.
|Coat and evening dress|
The case opposite contains 1930s clothing. Much of it is unchanged, but this Charles James dress is definitely a new addition.
|Gold satin evening dress, about 1934|
Sadly it was impossible to get a back view, but I was just about able to see the side construction.
|Angled skirt darts and shaped side panels|
Most museum pieces tend to be designer garments for wealthy people, so it was nice to see this suit, made in the 1950s in Guyana for the donor; a teacher who moved to Britain in 1951.
|Cotton skirt suit|
I don't remember seeing this suit before, either. I love the different fabrics in the skirt, and the single jacket pocket and side fasten.
|Wool and silk moiré suit, Givenchy, 1955|
I know that the V&A owns far more items than it can possibly display, so it's nice to see that they do swap things round from time to time.