Autumn visit to the galleries of Manchester
Coach Visit | Gallery of Costume
Wednesday 12 October 2016 - 09:00 until 22:00
Manchester was one of the great cities of Victorian England. That wealth is reflected today in the magnificent art collections housed in the city galleries.
This trip will take you to Platt Hall, an 18th century mansion, now housing a world-class costume collection. The current exhibition is devoted to Elsa Schiaparelli, renowned for her flamboyant and extraordinary clothes in the 1930s. For the fashionista, Platt Hall has many wonders, not least the Meredith Collection of buttons. On from there to The Whitworth, newly refurbished and winner of the Museum of the Year 2015, to view the new developments and the current exhibition.
More fashion at Manchester Art Gallery, where, in addition to the permanent collection, there is a show Vogue 100: A Century of Style, celebrating all the glamorous people photographed for Vogue since 1916. Also an exhibition Fashion and Freedom, tracing changes in dress since the First World War.
Please note: Participants should make their own arrangements for lunch and tea. Suggested either at the Whitworth or Manchester Art Gallery.
This event has been organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.