(c) Walker Art Gallery
(c) Walker Art Gallery

A new exhibit at the Walker Art Gallery has been launched this week. “Creating Visions: Women designers 1900-2000” aims to showcase fashion from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Mary Quant and Laura Ashley who have been huge fashion designers throughout this century.

Iconic exhibits such as Westwood’s tunic dress, and Mary Quant’s minidress, which is given the credit of popularising the era-defining above-the-knee skirts and dresses in the 1960s.

Fiona Clark, the curator of decorative art at National Museum of Liverpool, said: “It’s been a joy to assemble some of the most exciting and significant designs from the last a hundred years for this display.”

It is not only clothing that is being featured in this exhibit. The show will include a selection of jewellery, enamel and glass, which will change throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Fiona has also ensured that pieces of the exhibit will have direct links to the city of Liverpool.

“As well as featuring designers of global influence and acclaim, we’ll be displaying pieces with an important connection to Liverpool, including evening dresses made by designers who sold their garments in high-end boutiques located on Bold Street in the early 20th century,” she said.

These include Parisian-style dresses designed by British designer Lucile, and were made by T&S Bacon, on the city’s Bold Street.

The show opened on October 21 and will be available for the foreseeable future. Admission is free.

Featured image (c) Walker Art Gallery


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