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We Want Every Shirt in this T-Shirt Exhibition

By Rosemary Waugh
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From Jean Paul Gaultier’s ‘Chic Sailor’ in his skin-tight Breton stripes to Theresa May making an embarrassing attempt to convince us that ‘this is what a feminist looks like’, the cotton t-shirt is a chameleonic garment that transcends its status as a wardrobe staple. London’s Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates the t-shirt with its exhibition 'T-Shirt: Cult - Culture - Subversion' (until May 6) and a display called 'T: The Topology of the T-Shirt' (until May 6 too), so we've collected together some of our favourites from the latter:

Rihanna's Finger

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

 Pink Ziggy Stardust

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

 All Over Trump

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

King Kong

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

 She Screams My Name

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

 This is Not a Rehearsal

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

 No Pizza For You

Photograph by Susan A. Barnett. Published in T: A Typology of T-Shirts. Copyright © 2014.

'T: A Topology of T-Shirts' and 'T-Shirts: Cult – Culture – Subversion' are on at the Fashion and Textile Museum until May 6. We're selling two-for-one tickets for that right here, and you can find our interview with slogan t-shirt pioneer Katharine Hamnett right here

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