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Discover how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera.

Recent seasons have seen the most racially diverse, size diverse and gender-inclusive fashion shows in history, with brands like New York’s Chromat leading the way. In London, Teatum Jones passed up the runway altogether for Spring/Summer 2019’s Round Table not Runway, bringing fashion leaders and activists together for an empowering discussion on the industry’s responsibility to better reflect society.

In this exhibition, see examples from fashion creatives who are embracing inclusivity and body positivity, exploring themes such as size, gender, age, race and disability. Learn how the industry is calling into question existing practice, and why becoming more inclusive behind the scenes will ensure a genuine reappraisal of contemporary ideals of beauty.

See pivotal looks from designers including Max Mara, Ashish, Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg and Jean Paul Gaultier, alongside catwalk photography by Chris Moore, and hear from key influencers in the industry, from models and stylists to editors and educators.

Free but booking essential.

To book, click on the following link: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=NMOFFLIGHT&organ_val=31768&pid=8671932

or call: 0300 123 6789


Exhibition run
23 May - 20 Oct 2019
Event Meeting Place
Meet at Tower Entrance from 10.15am

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National Museum of Scotland

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