Hot on the heels of the blockbuster David Bowie exhibition, tomorrow (July 10th) sees the opening of the V&A’s next major project – Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s.
More than 85 outfits will document the creative explosion that happened in the capital during that decade, as curious minds from the music and fashion worlds met on the club scene.
See how London fashion’s reputation for theatricality emerged, from the pages of i-D and Blitz, how it was influenced by the New Romantic and High Camp style tribes and icons Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, and not forgetting the role of emerging designers (including Betty Jackson and John Galliano), whose imaginations were sparked by the electric city night life – and who spent their evenings making costumes for the weekend.
Admission £5-£6 (free for under-12s, family ticket £10-£15). Book online here or Follow the museum on Twitter @V_and_A