Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world. Key items in the collection include rare 17th-century gowns, 18th-century ‘mantua’ dresses, 1930s eveningwear, 1960s daywear and post-war couture. Plus a growing number of pieces from 21st-century designers.
Scan the thumbnail images for collections which may interest you. For example the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection includes Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and card photographs depicting black life from the 1850s-1940s. Features include 'zoom' and exporting images as a PDF.