Knitted Elegance

 Woolen dress by BITTE KAI RAND

Woolen dress by Hillfiger

New Look woolen suit, 1954

Woolen dress by Sonia Rykiel

  • Thursday 7 February 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013
  • Gallery of Costume
  • FREE

A range of avant-garde outfits from the gallery’s collections to illustrate that knitwear can be sophisticated as well as practical, beautiful as well as warm, chic as well as homely. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni, Moschino, Alice Temperley and Maria Grachvogel will be represented, and because knitwear is frequently at the cutting edge of contemporary fashion, there will be four examples from last season’s collections.

Displayed around the staircase and dining room you can also see work made in response to Knitted Elegance by new community based artists working with artist Sarah Marsh.


Hillfiger Denim
New Look Suit, 1945
Sonia Rykiel

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