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The Design Museum, London will present the exhibition

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.

(image from tumblr):

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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.




(image from keriblair):


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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

and others.

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.

Women Fashion Power:  Not a Multiple Choice

The Design Museum, London

29 October 2014 – 26 April 2015

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