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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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3 December, 2:15

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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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Catwalking Live and In Conversation

If you’re interested in fashion and want to find out more about the industry, how to break into it and what really goes on behind the scenes then The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle is the place to be on Saturday 8 December.

Catwalking Live

8 December, 11.30 – 3.15, Free with Admission Pass

Catwalking Live

Join us for a day of fashion and fun, in collaboration with Northumbria University. To coincide with current exhibition ‘CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore’, we are offering exclusive talks from those at the forefront of the fashion industry.

Catwalking in Conversation

8 December, 3.30-5.00, £5.00 Adults, £3.00 Students, includes refreshments, Booking at 01833 690606

Catwalking in Conversation

Join Chris Moore himself, with award-winning fashion critic Alexander Fury and Iain R Webb, Professor of Fashion and Design at Kingston School of Art, for insights into our Catwalking exhibition and the stories behind it. Hear about the most memorable moments in the history of the catwalk from those who have witnessed them first hand. There will also be an opportunity to have the Catwalking book signed. Limited spaces, please book here.

© Image by Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design



Catch CATWALKING while you can!

CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore Closes 6 January 2019

Catch CATWALKING while you can!

Come and see our fantastic CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore exhibition before it closes on 6 January.

Featuring more than 200 original photographs alongside over 40 of the outfits featured in the shots by designers ranging from Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Chanel to Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood.



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