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 Talk

3 December, 2:15

Catwalking Talk

Join curatorial assistant Katie Irwin to hear about fashion in the early years of the catwalk, from 1969-89, focusing on six pieces from the current Catwalking exhibition, by designers such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent & Issey Miyake. Learn about developments in fashion at this time and their continued influence to this day, through examples from some of the most iconic fashion shows in history.


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