Forties fashion

Evening gowns, uniforms and utility wear will be featured in "Forties Fashion . . . and the New Look", this year's major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum which will run from February 12 to August 31. Designs from the mid-1930s to late-1940s will be on show, including wartime wedding dresses made from parachute silk and some of the Dior creations which revolutionised women's fashion. Details: 0171 416 5000.

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