29 Oct 2004-10 July 2005.
In the last fifty years London fashions have had a prominent impact on global fashions, from the Swinging Sixties to Cool Britannia, the capitals street trends have been transformed into global fashion currents that raise the citys profile around the world and generate huge revenues for designers. This thrilling explores London's renowned fashion sense through a display of prominent clothing, accessories, photographs, archive film and sound recordings of what has made London hip. The exhibition deals with the citys rise in the fashion world and profiles many of the now famous designers, models and other shakers and movers from the London fashion scene. Displays include over 140 men's and women's outfits from 1803 to the present day, with designs in turn-of-the-century Regency dandy, from the Mods of Carnaby Street, the Seventies punks of the Kings Road, Mary Quants Sixties marvels, right down to the latest catwalk creations by Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Stella McCartney. Admission is free.
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The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk
The Museum of London, London Wall, EC2. The museum is open Mon-Sat 10.00 to 17.50, Sun from 12.00 to 17.00. Tel. +44-2076003699. The closest tube stations are Barbican and St Paul's.