The VulgarFashion Redefined13 October 2016 – 5 February 2017Art Gallery
Gigantic hats, glitter, overuse of lace, pop culture inspired paper dresses, flesh revealing bodystockings : what is considered “vulgar”? Is it simply bad taste or is it a bigger subject matter that revolves around class, sex, commercialism and exhibitionism? Barbican explores these questions in its latest exhibition:
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
features 120 exhibits from couture to ready-to-wear designers. This broad theme, which is also one of the most challenging territories in fashion, pushes the boundaries of definitions, eras and styles and encourage visitors to explore the term beyond its ‘common’ meaning.