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.  

Information about reopening

We are delighted the Prime Minister has announced that museums can reopen this summer. We understand you are excited at the prospect of visiting The Bowes Museum and would like to assure you we have been developing plans to welcome you back into our beautiful building by late August; we are working on vital social distancing measures so you, staff and volunteers can be confident of a safe environment which everyone can enjoy.

We take pride in offering a relaxed and enjoyable day out for all the family, and with that in mind we are extending the Museum passes we have issued in the last year. Our exceptional Norman Cornish exhibition will continue until Autumn 2020 and we are planning to release details of a packed events programme, including the Christmas Market, over the coming weeks.

In the meantime the grounds of The Bowes Museum are open to be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists, in line with the government guidance on COVID-19. The parkland can be accessed through the front pedestrian gates between 10.30-4.45 daily. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding, and ask people to respect social distancing guidelines when they visit.

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