T-Shirt: Cult, Culture, Subversion

Fashion and Textile Museum

9 February – 6 May 2018

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Explore the history, culture and subversive possibilities of the humble t-shirt in this vibrant exhibition.

The Advantages of Being A Woman Artist by Guerrilla Girls

A canvas for everything from graphic design to political messages, the plain t-shirt offers endless possibilities for personalisation and expression. This show tracks the role of the t-shirt through the 20th century, from a symbol of rock’n’roll rebellion to a luxury fashion item.

Highlights include a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of her Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries campaigns, through to her most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. These items form a central installation, around which the historical biography of the t-shirt is mapped.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm (until 8pm Thu) Sun, 11am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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