Inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century. Highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s Bill Gibb and conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald. An exciting combination of famous names and visually exciting pieces, the exhibition charts the influence of art movements Pop, Punk and Deconstruction alongside new knitwear technologies and design innovation.
Exhibition Dates: 19 September 2014 – 18 January 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit.
Book online or call 0844 248 5076
50% off full price ticket for Art Fund members
Art Fund tickets are available to be purchased in person with a valid Art Fund membership card and cannot be booked in advance.
Children under 12 are free.
Please fill in the Group Bookings Form or contact the Museum with your requirements.
Exhibition Highlight Tours / Every Wednesday and Friday at 1pm
Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of our exhibition. Talk included with exhibition ticket.
Ticket Terms and Conditions
*Adult and Concession tickets include a 10% voluntary charitable donation. Your donation will help the museum raise funds for future exhibitions and learning programmes. Please say when buying your ticket if you do not wish to make this charitable donation.
Concessions are available for senior citizens holding concessionary identification such as a valid rail or bus pass and ES40 holders.
Student admission applies to full or part-time UK students holding a current institutional student card or NUS card, and to international students with either an EU student card or an International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
Images from left to right: Sleeveless, side buttoned, heather grey knitted ensemble, US Vogue, February 1947 by Horst P. Horst © CORBIS; Coco Chanel in striped knitted jersey, Alex Stewart Sasha, 1929 © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS.