A look back at Killerton's 2015 fashion exhibition: 'The F-word'
Killerton's 2015 exhibition, 'The F-word - the changing language of fashion' is all packed away now, with an exciting new exhibition filled with a spectrum of colour on the way. Keen to glimpse back in time to the 2015 exhibition? See below to find out how revolutionary innovations changed the language of fashion for ever.
- Man’s coat, made of silk woven with metallic thread in about 1690
- Jacquard woven silk afternoon dress, about 1860, highlighting advances in silk weaving (the Jacquard looms, with punched cards controlling the pattern weaving, inspired Charles Babbage who came up with the idea for the first computer)
- Woollen wedding dress, knitted on a domestic knitting machine in1971, when the trend for home knitting machines was at its peak
- Mini dress made of Crimplene (one of the new synthetic fabrics) in a bright psychedelic print. Minis were at their shortest by about 1969
- Elegant mini and jacket by Emanuel Ungaro, about 1966
- Gold nylon and lurex ballgown by Maryon, late 1940s. Nylon and lurex were new man-made fibres developed in the 1930s