Women Fashion Power: Not a Multiple Choice
which explores the premise of the visual impact of
clothing as a status determinant and authority enforcer.
The show examines how 25 prominent career women,
from a variety of professional backgrounds,
use fashion to assert ability, strength and accomplishment.
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Clothing serves as a potent visual tool. Without a word uttered or action taken
the attire worn is the ‘opening act’ which one presents. Words later spoken
and action later initiated are in the scenes that follow.
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quote from the Nobel Prize winning author, Isaac Bashevis Singer
Some of the women highlighted in the exhibition are
Joan Burstein, Founder of Browns
Dame Zaha Hadid, Founder and Director of Zaha Hadid Architects
Dame Zandra Rhodes,
Designer and Founder of the Fashion and Textile Museum
Naomi Campbell, Model
Wei Sun Christianson, Co-CEO Morgan Stanley, Asia Pacific
Skin, Musician and Lead Vocalist of Skunk Anansie
Roksanda Ilincic, Designer
Natalie Massenet MBE, Founder / Executive Chair of NET-A-PORTER
and Chair of British Fashion Council
Dame Vivienne Westwood, Designer
On display will be outfits from the wardrobes of each woman.
The pieces are accompanied by photographs, films and interviews.
In addition, visitors can engage with a timeline which
chronicles the last 150 years of women’s fashion.
The exhibition is co-curated by fashion expert / commentator Colin McDowell
and Donna Loveday, Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum.