CATWALKING: FASHION THROUGH THE LENS OF CHRIS MOORE
7th July 2018 – 6 January 2019
Super excited about the news that yet another fabulous fashion exhibition is coming to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle with the announcement of its latest summer fashion exhibition, Catwalking: fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore.
This fabulous exhibition is an exclusive opportunity to see 200 original photographs, chosen by local photography icon Moore – ‘the king of catwalk photography’ – from his extensive archive, capturing the key moments at legendary fashion shows including those at Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garҫons, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood. In addition, a selection of original catwalk outfits, as seen in the accompanying photographs, will be lent to the Museum by the world’s leading fashion houses in a unique collaboration.
Joanna Hashagen, Curator of Fashion and Textiles at The Bowes Museum, said: “Chris Moore is the eye that shows the catwalk to the world. Our exhibition charts the evolution of fashion in displaying clothes and accessories by the top designers that are captured in Chris’s photographs – Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Comme des Garҫons, Giles Deacon and Jean Paul Gaultier, to name just a few! I’m excited and honoured to be working with Chris Moore and Alex Fury, as The Bowes Museum becomes home to an exclusive fashion exhibition once again.”
The exhibition opens on 7 July 2018, running until 6 January 2019.