Invitation Strictly Personal

A collection of fashion show ephemera 1961 - 2015

16 February – 22 March 2015
Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.30)
Great Arch Hall, South Wing
Free admission

Invitation Strictly Personal is a fascinating insight into the ephemera associated with the catwalk show. Objects displayed range from invitations dating from 1961, in the main from the collection of Iain R Webb, to notes and sketches made by Webb from the front row critiquing the garments. Harking back to the pre-digital age where journalists’ reportage of shows was the only way to see images and gain opinions of the collections, this exhibition gives a truly intimate and fascinating insight into one journalist’s experience of attending catwalk shows throughout his career. 

Please note that on Sunday 8 March there will be no through access from the Strand entrance to the exhibition, access will be via the Great Arch entrance on Victoria Embankment or the link bridge on Lancaster Place only. 

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