Fashion in the museum

Discover beautiful garments from our new Fashion and Style gallery. Then step behind the glass and use our new mobile experience Mode to bring the museum's wardrobe to life at nms.ac.uk/mode.
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This elegant 1920s robe de style dress was created in a shade now known as Lanvin blue.  Find out more about this dress and many more at http://www.nms.ac.uk/mode. Mode is your personal, portable guide to the new Fashion and Style gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Luxuriate in couture details with close-up images and 360 views, and discover everything from sumptuous fabrics and bespoke craftsmanship to cutting-edge design inspiration and fashion history.

Consider Mode your portable fashion guide. Bring National Museum's wardrobe to life, and step behind the glass to discover everything from sumptuous fabrics and bespoke craftsmanship to design inspiration and fashion history.

Woman's dress in red silk woven with a dense mirror repeat design of foliage in white, silver and green, in a sack (sacque) back or robe volante style, belonged to the Earls of Haddington, textile c. 1740 Close-up zoom of fabric available.

Petticoat of bright yellow silk worn at a ball at Holyrood in 1760 by Helen Robertson of Ladykirk: British, c. 1760 Museum reference B

With its intricate beading and sleek silhouette, this glamorous flapper dress from 1927 recalls the Great Gatsby era.  Find out more about this dress and many more at http://www.nms.ac.uk/mode. Mode is your personal, portable guide to the new Fashion and Style gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Luxuriate in couture details with close-up images and 360 views, and discover everything from sumptuous fabrics and bespoke craftsmanship to cutting-edge design inspiration and fashion…

With its intricate beading and sleek silhouette, this glamorous flapper dress…

This gorgeous post-war evening dress from Maison Lucile captures the spirit of the age and the soul of its wearer, while the fresh spring colour signifies hope.  Find out more about this dress and many more at http://www.nms.ac.uk/mode. Mode is your personal, portable guide to the new Fashion and Style gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Luxuriate in couture details with close-up images and 360 views, and discover sumptuous fabrics, bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge style.

This gorgeous post-war evening dress from Maison Lucile captures the spirit of…

This Jacques Fath couture gown has a classic New Look shape, with a small nipped-in waist and a full skirt.  Find out more about this dress and many more at http://www.nms.ac.uk/mode. Mode is your personal, portable guide to the new Fashion and Style gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Luxuriate in couture details with close-up images and 360 views, and discover everything from sumptuous fabrics and bespoke craftsmanship to cutting-edge design inspiration and fashion history.

This Jacques Fath couture gown has a classic New Look shape, with a small…

Felt coat, by Zandra Rhodes, 1969. National Museum of Scotland.

Felt coat, by Zandra Rhodes, National Museum of Scotland.

Day dress, by Worth, c.1900-1903. National Museum of Scotland.

Woman's dress French, Paris, by Worth, about 1900 - 1903

Harris Tweed armour suit, by Vivienne Westwood, Autumn/Winter 1988/1989. National Museum of Scotland.

Harris Tweed armour suit, by Vivienne Westwood, Autumn/Winter National Museum of Scotland.

Bodice of white silk taffeta trimmed with white silk fringing, part of a woman's evening dress: British, c.

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