My Latest Blog For Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View On Fashion: At The V&A’s Club To Catwalk Exhibition Opening.

Club To Catwalk At The V&A: Lessons in Posteuring, Posing and Maintaining Glamour Relevance…

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The Entrance to the Show.

I was invited to the press opening of Club To Catwalk this week.  If you fancy an hour of digestible street culture history, then I can recommend this exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This is not a dense, intense, cerebral gallery show packed with anything more avant-garde than a well-curated edit of the most relevant designer pieces from yesteryear.  For an easy to learn lesson in British club culture: the exchange of ideas between music, art, clubbing and fashion, as well evidence of the St Martins meets Blitz roots of many of our greatest designers, this ticks all the boxes.

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Smart Clothes: I love how Chrissie Walsh was inspired by The Ballets Russes and Kandinsky.

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Genius Galliano.

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A jacket Leigh Bowery wore, customised with hundreds of golden hairgrips, for The Blitz Denim show.

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Love English Eccentrics texile designs.  Swoon.

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Stand And Deliver!

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Troubadours and Peacocks.

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Goths and Victoriana.

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Pam Hogg Catsuit With Friends.

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Boy London and the Ray Petri Zone.

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Film Noir For Club Kids.

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Betty Jackson.

To book or for more information, please click here: – http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-from-club-to-catwalk-london-fashion-in-the-80s/about-the-exhibition/

Tamara Cincik.

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