Designer: Giles, S/S 2011. Photographer: Tim Walker. Model: Coco Rocha. © Tim Walker/Art + Commerce. From Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

Prize draw: win a pair of tickets to see Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 at the V&A

The newly opened Ballgowns exhibition at the V&A is utterly romantic. There are the most gorgeous gowns on display, from the pearl encrusted Catherine Walker dress that Princess Diana wore on a state visit to Hong Kong in 1989, to more uptodate red carpet designs by Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Giles Deacon. The frocks are exquisitely made and you can really get up close to see the detail, especially upstairs in the newly refurbished Fashion Gallery where the clothes are displayed outside of the usual glass cabinets.  It’s perfectly sized, not too big and not too small (unlike some of the waists which are tiny!), and altogether rather dreamy.

And if this show sounds right up your street, then enter our prize draw below to win a pair of tickets. Just fill in your name and details by 5pm on 14th June and we’ll pick one lucky winner out of a hat.

What:
Prize draw for a pair of tickets to Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950
When:
Prize draw ends 5pm 14th June 2012; exhibition ends 6 Jan 2013
Where:
V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Price:
Free if you win the prize draw; £10 if you don't
Website:
— Francesca
31st May 2012