Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

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The undisputed king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore, is joining our exhibition programme this summer. Garments from legendary fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garҫons, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood will accompany Chris Moore’s images from over 6 decades of runways.

The exhibition is an exclusive opportunity to see 200 original photographs, chosen by Moore from his extensive archive, capturing the key moments at legendary fashion shows including those at Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garҫons, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood. A selection of original catwalk outfits, as seen in the accompanying photographs, will be lent to the Museum by the world’s leading fashion houses in a unique collaboration.

CATWALKING brings a rare insight into the fashion world, with previously unseen images and glimpses of behind-the-scenes at shows. Charting the startling evolution of fashion over six decades, the exhibition demonstrates the impact that new designers had on fashion, the rebirth of haute couture, and the rise of the supermodel. Alexander Fury, co-curator of the exhibition, said of its concept: “The excitement is in combining the ephemeral with the eternal – translating the fleeting ‘fashion moment’, experienced by so few at the international collections, cementing it through the reality of the clothes, and translating into an exhibition all can enjoy. These clothes will literally ‘leap,’ out of the images and back to life again.”

Venue: Bowes Museum

Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore