Location: Fashion and Textile Museum
February 8, 2019 - June 2, 2019
The Fashion and Textile Museum have revealed their next exhibition: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, arriving on February 8th 2019.
The exhibition will present the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were redefining the concept of youth and challenging the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran.
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution will span the period from 1952 – 1977 and will present fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera in an exhibition that explores not only the style but the socioeconomic importance of this transformative period of time. Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant, plus the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson.
Exhibition Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability.
£9.90 adults* / £8.80 concessions* / £7 students * Includes 10% gift aid
Children under 12 are free.