A new exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London: TOP TO TOE: FASHION FOR KIDS, until April 2009
"Drawing from the Museum's outstanding collection, Top to Toe explores the fascinating world of children's clothing - separating the myths from the realities.
Developments in the 'form and function' of clothing are represented through a number of themes: childhood milestones; changing fashions over time; why fashions change and who drives this; and practical versus impractical clothes. Would you like to wear an 1880s bustle making the back of your skirt stick out? Or how about wearing a boy's dress?
Items on show include a stunning 1700s wrapping gown, an 1800s boy's hat, a muff made of peacock feathers and the popular 1970s 'snorkel' parka coat."
Oh, I would so love to go to this exhibition and see the snorkel, and some vintage Clothkits and other children's outfits from history!