Catwalk to Cover - A Front Row Seat

28 Mar 2012 – 8 Jun 2012

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Admission Free

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The Gallery at the Civic

Barnsley, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • All buses terminate at Barnsley Interchange. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.
  • Trains run frequently to Barnsley Interchange from Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.
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For many people the catwalk show is something exclusive, seemingly created for a few fashionistas who get to sit in the front row, with the result a few outfits in magazines that they will never be able to afford. But there is much more to it than that and this new exhibition from the Fashion and Textile Museum puts the whole process, from catwalk to cover, under the microscope. Through a series of candid photographs from top catwalk photographers, and clothes by internationally acclaimed designers, Catwalk to Cover provides a fascinating behind the scenes insight into the creative world of the fashion show. Over 100 images, alongside clothes and accessories from leading designers including Prada and Vivienne Westwood, provide exclusive access to the different catwalk elements — front row, catwalk, backstage, the models, the editors and street style. Together these photographs provide revealing insights into the creativity, and the chaos, at the heart of the apparently glamorous fashion shows we see online, on television, in the newspapers and in magazines. The photographs on show are drawn from the portfolios of four photographers, Kirstin Sinclair (British Elle, Elle Collections), Matthew Lever (Elle, Redken, L'Oreal) Phillip Meech (Prada, Miu Miu) and Chris Moore (over 40 years shooting catwalk shows and founder of the picture library www.catwalking.com). They all have a wealth of experience working on catwalk shows and fashion photography more generally. Together they demonstrate how, in today's fast-paced world the presentation of fashion on the catwalk is continually changing and reinventing itself.

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