An Evening with Revival Retro

Thursday 18 January | 6–8pm

Dahl-Wolfe’s career spanned the 30s, 40s and 50s and to celebrate the timeless designs of these eras, the Revival Retro team will be modelling their finest mid-century style around the exhibition in an exclusive salon style presentation. Join us and feel free to dress up for the occasion in your very best vintage attire, to celebrate the last Thursday late of Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own.

The Revival Retro Boutique specialises in modern reproductions and reinterpretations of early 20th century fashions. Their models will be showcasing a selection of 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage inspired clothing during the evening. Shop your look ahead of time:

The Salon presentation will take place in the gallery space at 6:45pm and last around 20 minutes. Standing room only.

Free event with exhibition entry or treat yourself to a glass of fizz and purchase an exhibition + drink ticket (over 18’s). Limited places and advance booking is recommended.

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Tickets: £9.90 adults* / £7.70 concessions* / £6 students
Ticket + drink: £12 adults* / £10 concessions* / £8 students
*Includes 10% gift aid

The Museum café will be open into the evening for cocktails, wine and food.

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her own features over 100 photographs spanning three decades, from the 1930s to the 1950s, and presents the work of couture designers Chanel, Balenciaga and Dior, as well as American fashion innovators Claire McCardell and Clare Potter. The models, whose looks set the style for the decade, include Suzy Parker, Jean Patchett, Evelyn Tripp, Mary Jane Russell, Lisa Fonssagrives, Lizzie Gibbons and Liz Benn. Considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography, the exhibition highlights how Dahl-Wolfe defined the image of the modern independent post-war woman and on this very special evening, Revival retro presents a modern take on some of these era-defining fashions.

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