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The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

WHEN:

From 13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
Closed Now, Paid Entry (£14.50)

WHERE:

The Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

WHAT:

Potent, provocative and sometimes shocking, the word vulgar conjures up strong images, ideas and feelings in us all. The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined is the first exhibition to consider this inherently challenging but utterly compelling territory of taste. It both questions notions of vulgarity in fashion while revelling in its excesses, inviting the visitor to think again about exactly what makes something vulgar and why it is such a sensitive and contested term. Drawn from major public and private collections worldwide, with contributions from leading modern and contemporary designers such as Walter van Beirendonck, Chloé, Christian Dior, Pam Hogg, Christian Lacroix, Jeanne Lanvin, Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Philip Treacy, UNDERCOVER, Viktor & Rolf, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood.

Photo credit: Viktor & Rolf Van Gogh Girls. Haute Couture spring/summer 2015. © Team Peter Stigter

Upcoming Opening Times

Wed18 Jan 201710:0018:00
Thu19 Jan 201710:0021:00
Fri20 Jan 201710:0021:00
Sat21 Jan 201710:0018:00
Sun22 Jan 201710:0018:00
Mon23 Jan 201710:0018:00
Tue24 Jan 201710:0018:00
Fri27 Jan 201710:0021:00

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What People Say

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Also: can highly recommend the Barbican's exhibition on Vulgar fashion. I fell in love with this suit. https://t.co/GV0s1eZJin
Twitter userPaul Taylor – 2 days ago
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Instagram usermatjazambrozic – 2 days ago
Vulgarity exhibition at @BarbicanCentre too commercial. No photos, no street fashion. Clothes are worn, not just bought and sold.
Twitter userLuca Salice – 2 days ago
Am at an exhibition of vulgarity in fashion, and all I keep thinking is 'I'd wear that... I have a dress just like that...'
Twitter userCharlotte – 3 days ago
Another great look from The Vulgar Fashion redefined exhibition. This time our very own Vivienne Westwood #hairhour https://t.co/6e6LQaW37a
Twitter userRadiant Hair – 6 days ago
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