Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore - The Bowes Museum

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.

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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