Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s
10 July 2013 - 16 February 2014
BLITZ - John Galliano (Photo courtesy of V&A)
LONDON, UK - The V&A has just revealed details of its Summer 2013 exhibition. Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s promises to be one of most colourful, dynamic and fun exhibitions that you will see this year!
Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.
Leigh Bowery, gay style outfit, 1988. Museum no. T.731-3-1994. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The exhibition traces the emerging theatricality in British fashion as the capital’s vibrant and eclectic club scene influenced a new generation of designers. Also celebrating iconic styles such as New Romantic and High Camp, and featuring outfits worn by Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, the exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion, as reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz and venues including Heaven and Taboo.
The exhibition opens on 10 July 2013 and runs until 16 February 2014. Admission will be £5.
John Galliano (Photo courtesy of V&A)
Dress, Willy Brown, 1980. Museum no. T.19-2012 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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