Catch CATWALKING while you can!
Catch CATWALKING while you can!

Catch CATWALKING while you can!

CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore Closes 6 January 2019

It’s just over a week until the acclaimed CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore, exhibition closes at The Bowes Museum.


Tens of thousands of people have visited the show in Barnard Castle which features more than 200 handpicked original photographs by Chris Moore alongside over 40 of the outfits captured in the shots, charting the evolution of fashion.


Chris Moore is the undisputed king of catwalk photography, having been at the forefront of fashion for six decades and he is still spotted regularly beside the runways of London, Paris, Milan and New York.


CATWALKING presents some of the key moments he’s seen at legendary fashion shows including those at Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garçons, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.


Many famous and iconic outfits have been lent to the Museum by the world’s leading fashion houses and the exhibition expands on Catwalking: photographs by Chris Moore, published by Laurence King, with words by Alexander Fury, the award winning fashion journalist and critic.


The exhibition has received widespread critical acclaim, with Vogue stating: “rarely can there have been such a conjunction of photographic reportage with fashion artistry.”


Joanna Hashagen, Curator of Fashion and Textiles at The Bowes Museum, said: “This really is the last chance to see our fantastic exhibition which has brought together famous designers’ pieces next to the moment they were first captured on the runway by Chris.  It is a unique experience to see such outstanding clothes at close quarters, alongside them being worn by supermodels.


“It has created quite a buzz in the fashion world with visits from Suzy Menkes, the International Editor of Vogue; renowned designer Roland Mouret; fashion historian and presenter Amber Butchart to name but a few.”


The Bowes Museum is open daily. Closed only 25 and 26 December and 1 January.  

The Bowes Museum is closed!

Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Caf� Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

Do please remember, however, that the Museum�s park and grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 � 4.00 daily, and that we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, clues can be found here.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.