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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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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.  

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