Manchester Art Gallery

Fashion Friday

This summer it’s all about fashion at Manchester Art Gallery – from the First World War-inspired designs of Fashion & Freedom to the newly opened Vogue 100: A Century of Style, via the revolutionary Japanese fashion (and design) found upstairs in our Design Gallery. And, to mark the start of that summer, we’re launching Fashion Friday.

Every week (on a Friday, as the name suggests), colleagues from the Gallery of Costume will select a choice outfit from our collection – which happens to be one of the most important costume collections in the country. Ranging from 1950s Italian heels to a Pierre Cardin suit, via classic Dior and an eye-watering Versace outfit, their choices will be showcased on our Instagram feed and then rounded up here, on the blog. The selections are varied, with the only criteria that each item of clothing sums up one of the decades of the past 100 years – much as the Vogue 100 exhibition does at the gallery.

If you’re not following us on Instagram yet, look us up @McrArtGallery. And if you are: enjoy Fashion Friday and let us know what you think.