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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 grounds are open!


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. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

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 Café 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.

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.