Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

The Bowes Museum

7 July 2018 – 6 January 2019

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A unique opportunity to see original fashion photographs by Chris Moore, the undisputed king of catwalk photography.

Thierry Mugler, ready-to-wear, autumn winter 1986, Paris

Moore has been at the forefront of fashion for six decades and is still capturing all the iconic catwalk moments today in London, Paris, Milan and New York.

On show are 200 original photographs, chosen by Moore from his extensive archive, capturing 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 offers 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.

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Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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