If you want to get out and about, here’s  my top 12 fashion exhibitions for 2015

 

25 January 2015 – 1 January 2016

Georgian: Dress for polite society

Where: Fashion Museum, Bath

http://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk/events/georgians

 

13 January – 12 April

Keeping up Appearances – Fashion Through Two World Wars

Where: Herbert Gallery, Coventry

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/keeping-up-appearances-fashion-through-two-world-wars

 

17 February – 7 June

Liberating Fashion: Aesthetic Dress in Victorian Portraits

Where: Watts Gallery Guildford

http://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/exhibition/gallery-exhibition/2014/10/20/coming-soon-liberating-fashion-aesthetic-dress-victorian

 

 

Until 15 March

Something Blue: Wedding Fashions 1914-2014

Where: Gallery of Costume, Manchester.

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/our-other-venues/platt-hall-gallery-of-costume/exhibition-programme/

 

15 March – 19 July – Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Where: V&A includes a restaging of one his catwalk shows

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/visitor-and-ticket-information/

 

15 April – 9 August

Sonia Delaunay

Where: Tate Modern

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/sonia-delaunay-993

 

Until 19 April

Birds of Paradise: plumes and feathers in fashion

Where: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/VisitUs/WhatsOn/BirdsOfParadisePlumesFeathersInFashion.aspx

 

Until 14 June

Cotton Couture

Where: Manchester Art Gallery

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php-itemID=117.html

 

13 June – 31 January 2016

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Where: V&A from ancient Egyptian sandals to Blahnik and Louboutin.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/

 

Until 26 April

Women Fashion Power

Where: The Design Museum

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/women-fashion-power

 

until the summer

The Fashion Rules

Where:  Kensington Palace

http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/WhatsOn/FashionRules?gclid=Cj0KEQiA8f6kBRCGhMPFtev8p58BEiQAaMLmqcAhIeFfwu84TkKvHzKUGoSE3kyHdG6nXp8n8qf3RBwaAgqz8P8HAQ

 

2 July – 18 October

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

Where: The Portrait Gallery

http://www.artfund.org/what-to-see/exhibitions/2015/07/02/audrey-hepburn-portraits-of-an-icon-exhibition