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
Read all about Contemporary Wardrobe at the blog.
9 July 2008
The London launch
“sexy, strong, sensual”
THE LOOK club nights
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