Catwalk to Cover
A Front Row Seat
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- Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF
- Exhibitions Tue-Sat 11am-6pm
- £8 (conc £5.50); under-12s free
For many people the catwalk show is something exclusive, seemingly created for a few fashionistas that get to sit in the front row with the result a few outfits in magazines that they will never be able to afford.
But there is much more to it than that and this new exhibition at the FTM will put the whole process from catwalk to cover under the microscope.
Through a series of candid photographs from top catwalk photographers and with exclusive back stage access covering all the different elements that make up the catwalk shows - Backstage, Front Row, Catwalk and Street Style - the viewer will get an insight into the often chaotic world that makes up the apparently glamorous fashion shows we see on TV and in magazines. Visitors will get a look at some of the more unusual catwalk moments captured by the photographers working at shows: from some of the most well-known in the business including Karl Largerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs.