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Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore


7 July - 6 January 2019

This summer’s major fashion exhibition marries the stunning imagery of the undisputed king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore

with a fabulous selection of original outfits, lent by the world’s leading fashion houses in a unique collaboration.

At the forefront of fashion for six decades, Moore captures the key moments at legendary fashion shows such as BalenciagaChanelDiorJohn GallianoComme des GarҫonsChristopher KaneAlexander McQueenYves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.



 

An unusual ‘paper catwalk’ features, amongst many others, the ‘Marilyn Warhol’ dress from Versace’s Tribute Collection; a Prada skirt suit worn by Kate Moss, and a stunning evening gown by Giles, while the Fashion & Textile Gallery showcases beautiful gowns and accessories from Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent.


 Offering a rare insight into the fashion world, the exhibition charts the startling evolution of fashion during that period, demonstrating the impact that new designers had on fashion, the rebirth of haute couture, and the rise of the supermodel.

 

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Paper Catwalk

19 October, 2:15, Free to Pass Holders

Paper Catwalk

Meet local artist Steve Messam to learn about the concept and building techniques behind his work PaperCatwalk, currently on display in the Museum as part of our Catwalking exhibition.


Catwalking talk

23 October, 2:15

Catwalking talk

Join textile conservator Cecilia to learn more about the current Catwalking exhibition and the role the conservation team played in building it.


Meet Chris Moore

9 November, 2.15 – 3.00

Meet Chris Moore

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet pioneering fashion photographer Chris Moore, whose work is currently on show in our current exhibition. Talk to Chris about his book, Catwalking, and get a personal signed copy.

 

 


Catwalking & Christmas shopping event

9 November, 5.00 - 8.00

Catwalking & Christmas shopping event

See Catwalking after hours & have the book signed by Chris Moore (until 6.30). Hear from Fashion Curator Joanna about loans from top designers, and enjoy a drink at the pop up bar before visiting our fabulous shop for unique gifts, cards & decorations, with special promotions – including a 15% discount for Friends of The Bowes Museum. 


Catwalking Live and in Conversation

8 December 2018 11.30 – 12.30pm Free with admission 2.15 - 3.15pm Free with admission 3.30 – 5pm £5 or £3 for students

Catwalking Live and in Conversation

Join us for a day of fashion and fun in collaboration with Northumbria University as we celebrate our current exhibition Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore with talks from those at the forefront of the fashion industry.


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NB. 20 of the world’s leading fashion houses have loaned 40 iconic outfits to showcase alongside his work.

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!