The Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey Street, London, SE1
22nd May 2012 An exhibition that will explore the impact of music, art and personality on the development of the fashion of the 60s and 70s. From the poodle skirts and embellished leathers of the rockers through to the Punk era, this exhibition will take in the cool stylings of the Mods, the high baroque of Psychedelia and the kitsch glamour of 70s retro by designers such as Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse….
Highlights will include items from Elton John’s personal wardrobe (can’t wait to see these), purple flares worn by Donovan, the pop-art fashions of Mary Quant as well as Quant’s early modernist pieces from the original Bazaar. Furniture, original posters and graphics and promotional materials will help to set the scene while an “I’m Backing Britain” display will create a dramatic centrepiece.
The exhibition will provide new insight into 20 years of popular culture from one of the most comprehensive private collections of design and fashion.
Exhibition Dates: 6th July – 27th October 2012, The Fashion and Textile Museum, London. www.ftmlondon.org CN