World class costumes at Paxton House

There willl be many lavish outfits on display at Paxton House from Saturday when the mansion house opens the doors of its new exhibition Re-Dress.

The show will feature Paxton’s very own world class collection of 18th Century menswear which has been newly conserved.

Also on show will be new designs by students from Heriot-Watt University inspired by Paxton’s historic fashion and design.

Selected pieces from the collection will be on display in the House all season and a second exhibition will run from August 6-31.

Admission to the show is £5 adults and £3 children. This project is supported by the Museums Association and the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund.

Paxton House will also be running other very special costume and fashion related events this season, look out for further details on their Facebook, Twitter and website.