July 2018


CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore”, is the title of the exhibition taking place at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, in the North of England, a project between photography and fashion. 

Moore was one of the first photographers to capture live fashion and has remained at the forefront for over 60 years, producing iconic images from every major catwalk show.

Spread across three large galleries, this comprehensive study of the fashion industry brings together 230 of this revolutionary photographer’s original images, charting the evolution of fashion as captured through his lens. These amazing pictures are presented alongside 40 original catwalk outfits in a unique collaboration with the world’s leading fashion houses, one of them is an outfit from Prada Spring/Summer 1996 that was worn by a young Kate Moss.

Joanna Hashagen, the Museum’s Curator of Fashion and Textiles, said: “This is the first retrospective of Chris Moore’s work; a tribute to a man whose important contribution to the fashion industry is widely recognised. He has photographed all the key fashion moments of the last 50 years.  He has documented the rise of the supermodel and the changes in the way shows are presented.  But his shots are not just limited to the catwalk, his candid eye has captured behind the scenes moments too. I am delighted that the fashion houses have been so generous with loans to this exhibition, a testament of their regard for his work.  We are delighted to be able to present this unique fusion of photography and fashion in one significant exhibition.”

The exhibition is open from 7 July 2018 to 6 January 2019.

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