With an exhibition, catwalk show, exclusive film footage and a q&a with post-war street-style expert Roger K Burton, The Look celebrated 30 years of style archive Contemporary Wardrobe at London's Horse Hospital on May 22.

Models sported key items from the 15,000-strong collection, including rarities from labels such as Mary Quant, Miss Mouse, Biba and Seditionaries, with original examples of Teddy Boy, beatnik, mod, hippie, punk, New Romantic and Acid House gear on display.

In conversation with author Paul Gorman, Burton illuminated and entertained with anecdotes and visuals from his career, which takes in boutiques Acme Attractions, Sex and PX, movies Quadrophenia and Absolute Beginners and photo-shoots and videos for everyone from Kate Moss to Kanye West.

Attendees included shoe designer Terry de Havilland, King's Road legends
Lloyd Johnson, John & Molly Dove and Peter Golding, Soho tailor Mark Powell, Topman creative director Gordon Richardson, fashion bloggers Marian Buckley and Disney Roller Girl, photographer Sarah Lee, designers Max Karie and Jasmine Cabrera, Derek Harris of Lewis Leathers, performer El Vez, mod/soul/hippie DJ Jeff Dexter, DJ/gal about town Lektrogirl and many, many more.

Read all about Contemporary Wardrobe at the blog.




9 July 2008

The London launch
of Priceless

“sexy, strong, sensual”


THE LOOK club nights

“an unpindownable
fashion fandango”





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