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Grantham girl Margaret Thatcher’s clothes for sale after V&A ‘rejects display offer’

Margaret Thatcher sporting her classic look in 1989 TPL-140805-150840003
Margaret Thatcher sporting her classic look in 1989 TPL-140805-150840003

Margaret Thatcher’s personal wardrobe is to be auctioned off after the Victoria & Albert museum turned down the chance to display her outfits to the public, according to reports.

Dresses, jewellery and handbags worn by the Former Prime Minister will experience free market economics first-hand, as they go under the hammer at Christie’s next month.

A spokesman for the V&A, which has one of the largest fashion collections in the world, said: “The V&A politely declined the offer of Baroness Thatcher’s clothes, feeling that these records of Britain’s political history were best suited to another collection which would focus on their intrinsic social historical value.

“The museum is responsible for chronicling fashionable dress and its collecting policy tends to focus on acquiring examples of outstanding aesthetic or technical quality.”


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