On the Radar Snapped by All Walks Beyond the Catwalk
9th February 2011
Words Zoe Hodge
Part of the Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery11 Feb 2011 18.00-22.00
Has fashion imagery has become the lens by which we evalute identity?
Snapped, takes a shot at answering this question through an interactive exhibition curated by All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, as part of the National Portrait Galleries, Late Shift series. All Walks is an organisation which celebrates diversity and design within the fashion industry.
9 fashion portraits shot by renowned photographer Rankin, show the looks of 9 designers including fashion heavy weights, Hussein Chalayan, Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon modeled on women ranging from ages 18-80. The stunning portraits are displatyed throughout the gallery, beginning in the Tudor rooms and ending in the Contemporary galleries.
Stimulus also comes from an open debate chaired by All Walks founder and fashion mogul, Caryn Franklin in discussion with, amongst others, Elle Editor, Loraine Candy and Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister of Equalities. Listen to the industry experts, formulate opinions and join in with your own views.
Illustration workshops, an all female DJ line-up, soundscapes, model scouts and additional artworks courtesy of artist-in-residence Josephine Chime, illustrator of plus sized celebrities, leave no space un-attended.
Be engaged and entertained.
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