Gallery: Suki Waterhouse models the Coast V&A ballgowns collection
Fans of vintage glamour and Old Hollywood will be very excited to hear of this beautiful new collaboration between Coast and The Victoria & Albert Museum, modelled by the gorgeous Suki Waterhouse.
The collection of six ballgowns has been created to celebrate the V&A's hugely successful exhibition, Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950.
We've been sitting on this information for months, having first seen the samples at the press day, where we fell completely in love with one dress in particular - the 1930s-inspired 'Patience'.
A spokesperson said, "The V&A Collection seemed like the perfect collaboration for both Coast and the V&A. Inspiration for this fabulous collection of dresses came from vintage dresses, beautiful and iconic fashion photography images and delving into the drawers of fashion history to recreate and bring to life this collection of contemporary Ballgowns."
The six dresses are named for 1950s debutantes - Patience, Phoebe, Blanche, Daphne and Cecily. They're on sale at Coast now, but be ready to pay a premium for these vintage inspired gowns. The designs are a cut above the usual offerings, promising "a level of corsetry, use of fabric and attention to detail usually reserved for the ateliers of a couture house."
The six styles range from £550 to £895 and are defintely investment pieces. But that hasn't put shoppers off! Cecily is close to selling out already - we're guessing that's because the ivory gown inspired by the House of Worth would double as a brilliant wedding dress.