V&A; Museum to Celebrate London 1980s Fashion

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has announced that it will host the exhibition ‘From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80s’ between 10 July 2013 and 16 February 2014.

The exhibition intends to explore the London fashion scene in the 1980s and will feature the work of designers who became successful internationally such as Betty Jackson, Timney Fowler, Wendy Dagworthy, Helen David for English Eccentrics, John Galliano and Rifat Ozbek. The display will show the relationship between catwalk and club wear, and the emerging theatricality in fashion, reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz. On display will be outfits made specifically to be worn at clubs such as Heaven and Taboo, creations designed and worn by the flamboyant clubber Leigh Bowery, glamorous dresses designed specifically for men, studded biker outfits by Pam Hogg and Katharine Hamnett, customised denim jackets by Vivienne Westwood and Richmond Cornejo and exuberant knitwear by Joseph, Artwork and Bodymap.