Fashion exhibitions in London

Your guide to the shows where culture and couture collide



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Since the Design Museum’s 2012 Christian Louboutin exhibition proved one of its most popular to date, London’s cultural institutions have been quick to cash in on the fashion pound, with style-focused fashion shows a sure-fire way of pulling in the punters. From academic showcases of costume through the ages to celebrations of fashion in pop culture, these shows offer an accessible slice of aesthetic culture, and plenty of sartorial inspiration for your own wardrobe.

Upcoming fashion exhibitions in London

Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture and Fashion

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The Fashion and Textile Museum is hosting the first ever exhibition on the rebozo – the classic Mexican shawl made famous in the 20th century by artist Frida Kahlo. Historic rebozos from the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City will be showcased alongside loans from the British Museum. Also, contemporary Mexican artists, photographers and fashion and textile designers

  1. Fashion and Textile Museum Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF
  2. Fri Jun 6 - Sun Aug 31
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Return of the Rudeboy at Somerset House

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Don your best mohair suit and thin ties, boys, because Rudeboy culture is due a big comeback this summer, thanks to this major Somerset House exhibition. Created and curated by photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and creative director Harris Elliot, the show will be featuring a series of portraits, installations and set pieces designed to capture the essence of

  1. Somerset House Strand, WC2R 1LA
  2. Fri Jun 13 - Mon Aug 25
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Fashion Rules Exhibition

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See some exquisite regal fashion in all its splendour at a new showcase of gowns worn by HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. Twenty-one never-seen-before dresses will be on display, including as well as film and imagery providing the context of their outfits. Highlights include Her Majesty the Queen's couture gowns by Hardy Amies and

  1. Kensington Palace The Broadwalk, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Sat Jul 4
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Wedding dresses 1775-2014

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Take a look at two centuries of meringue design, at the V&A's crowd-pleasing Spring exhibition of wedding dresses. You can expect plenty of royal gowns - including the Duchess of Cornwall's ladylike frock coat, worn at her 2005 wedding to HRH The Prince of Wales. But sadly not the Duchess of Cambridge's Alexander McQueen gown. However, the star exhibits are likely to

  1. V&A Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Sun Mar 15
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More upcoming fashion events in London

  1. Westfield Stratford City Great Eastern Road, E20
  2. Mon Feb 10 - Thu Jul 31
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  1. Petticoat Lane Market Middlesex St, Glousten St, Toynbee St, Wentworth St, Bell Lane, Cobb St, , Leyden St, Strype St, E1 7EX
  2. Wed Mar 12 - Sun Dec 21
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  1. Camden Lock Market Camden Lock Place, (off Chalk Farm Rd), NW1 8AF
  2. Wed Apr 2 - Sun Jul 5
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  1. Portobello Road Market Portobello Road, W10 5TA
  2. Mon Apr 7 - Sun Oct 6
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