One of our ‘costume ladies’, museum Volunteer and member of the Arts Society, Sarah Brumfitt, models a very unusual Georgina Von Etzdorf stole from our collection.

Georgina von Etzdorf is a British textile designer whose fashion label is renowned for its luxurious velvet scarves and clothing accessories, worn by royalty and celebrities . Much of her work has emanated from, as she describes it, a barn near Salisbury. We now have some of it here at the museum.

The stole is called ‘Hands’. Look again and see why! It is from a collection called ‘The Sun’s Anvil’ and was designed in 1998 for the Spring Collection that year. The pattern was laser cut on a gold a silver fabric.

Her fabrics have been mainly made into jackets, gowns scarves and ties; also into gloves, belts hats and sleep wear.