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

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.

Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street, London, Greater London, SE1 3XF

020 7407 8664


Opening times

Tuesday: 11am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Last entry: 45 minutes before closing

Sunday & Monday: closed

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