Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s at the V&A

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Take a fashionable trip back in time and relive the 80s through clothes, including those worn by Boy George and Adam Ant.

Club to Catwalk at the V&A, explores the creative explosion of London fashion in the 80s and explores how the impact of underground club culture reinvented the fashion worldwide.

More than 85 outfits will be on display by designers such as John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Katherine Hamnett, together with accessories by designers including Stephen Jones and Patrick Cox.

• The ground floor gallery will focus on young fashion designers that were inspired by the capital's underground nightlife and created bold, exciting looks.

• The mezzanine gallery will concentrate on club wear, grouping garments by tribes such as Fetish, Goth, Rave, High Camp and New Romantics.

A small club-like area will be created within the space to show film footage of clubs from the time and stream music chosen by DJ Princess Julia. There will be unique garments made for club stars such as Leigh Bowery, Scarlett and Juliana Sissons.

The exhibition will also feature magazines of the time, The Face, i-D, and Blitz, that captured and propagated the club and street look to a wider audience.

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

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Opening Times:

10 Jul 2013 - 16 Feb 2014 Mon - Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM; Fri 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Address
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 2RL
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.