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LBD launches in style - 20 June 2008

The 19th of June celebrated the launch of the Little Black Dress exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum. Supermodel Erin O’Connor was there to open the event on the night along with Zandra Rhodes and Richard O’Brien. Guests were dressed in theme; all laced in their very own LBD numbers from Zara to Armani. Richard O’Brien was no exception to the rule, appearing in a mini black dress, black stilettos and lace stockings, he wooed all with his acoustic performance of a song he had written called The Little Black Dress. more

Little Black Dress - Diary Update - 13 May 2008

The excitement is building at FTM as the exhibition design is under way. We are very pleased to be working with the talented Michael Howells, one of the best in the business. I think I can safely say the show is going to look amazing…

The Talks and Workshop programme is filling up and promises to be really interesting.  Don't miss our Little Black Hat workshop with Mary Jane Baxter, a fantastic milliner. We are confirming dates for a host of talks with top designers and style makers.

We are also pleased to welcome Eleanor Thompson, Keeper of Costume at Brighton museum for a curator’s talk in the gallery. She will be joining us on Saturday, the 21st of June at 12:00 for this informal and informative session. The talk is included with admission on that day. more

Countdown Diary - London's Little Black Dresses - 7 April 2008

To celebrate the arrival of the Little Black Dress exhibition to London, FTM wants to hear Londoners’ little black dress stories. Be it cocktail or classic, sexy or chic, whether you were wearing it when you first met the love of your life, or bought it to celebrate your divorce, we want to know!

The best stories (and accompanying LBDs) will be included in the exhibition. If you would like to be involved, please send a photo of your favourite LBD and the story behind it to exhibitions team at FTM.  Be quick though – we will be selecting the LBDs on the 30th April 2008. more

Donít Miss Disorder at FTM! - 13 March 2008

Disorder Magazine Discussion Panel
Fri 25th April 2008 - 6.30-8.00pm


What is like to run a magazine? How do you organise photo shoots with models, clothes, hair and make-up? What influences the photographer’s vision?

These questions and more will be discussed with a panel from Disorder, an exciting and innovative publication. The speakers will include a cross-section of editors, stylists and photographers. An informal question and answer session will follow.

Tickets Adults £7, Concessions £4
Includes entry to the Peacocks and Pinstripes Exhibition.

To book a place, please call 0845 650 42 44 more

Launch Of Exhibition Talks Programme - 25 February 2008


Contemporary Photographers Discussion Panel
Wed 12 March 2008 - 6.30-8.00pm 

A fascinating discussion panel featuring photographers Eric Hason, Leigh Keily, Richard Kelly and Christopher Sims whose work is displayed in the Peacocks and Pinstripes exhibition.

In modern men’s fashion, the era of a single dominant look is now gone, the panel will discuss the myriad of influences on their work, the development of their careers and the future directions of the male form in fashion photography.

Tickets Adults £10, Concessions £7 
Includes entry to the Peacocks and Pinstripes Exhibition.

To book a place, please call 020 7407 8664 more

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