Steppin’ out in style
From Chanel’s Little Black Dress to the exuberant excesses of Vivienne Westwood, this exhibition is a visual feast which has already proved a big hit with fashionistas. Beginning with 1920s flappers, taking a quick step through the romance and heartbreak of World War 2, and with a flourish of the risk-taking 60s and 70s, visitors will see key pieces from Prada, Balenciaga, McQueen, Galliano and many more internationally renowned designers. Hilary Waugh, who was a key figure in putting the exhibition together, said: “We have been working on this exhibition for a year and have collected some beautiful clothes and accessories.” The gallery has put on some amazing exhibitions over the last few years – including their fabulous Harry Potter show in 2018 – but surely none have looked quite as stylish as this one.
Putting on the Ritz! Until 8 September, Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick. bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk