The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

WHEN:

From 13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
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

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Viktor & Rolf at the Barbican. #Vulgar #Fashion #Art #Exhibition #Barbican https://t.co/WZFiywJjWv
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It's the last weekend to question taste & vulgarity in our #TheVulgar exhibition : https://t.co/eBgy3Wv3PC https://t.co/vK4jugF8RZ
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What is vulgarity to you? Final week to explore taste & vulgarity in our exhibition #TheVulgar - ends 5 Feb… https://t.co/eNlSRfHuWs
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