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 looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May

Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!