Manchester Art Gallery

My Favourite Decade

Woman in Vogue 100 exhibition

The Swinging Sixties, the Roaring Twenties, the Flying Forties, even the Naughty Nineties: the decades of the 20th Century have distinct characteristics, marked out as they are by their music, art, literature – and, most of all, by their fashions.

To mark the opening of Vogue 100: A Century of Style, we decided to highlight some of the people for whom a particular decade isn’t just a thing of the past. In our new Instagram series you’ll find men and women who identify with the style of a particular decade, from the sisters so inspired by their Land Army grandmother that they wear original 1940s outfits, to the friends for whom the 1990s never really went away, via those still buoyed up by the energy and the optimism of the Swinging Sixties.

We feature their portraits over the summer. Follow us on Instagram (@mcrartgallery) for updates, and let us know what you think.

Do you dress in the style of a particular decade? Would you like to have your portrait taken at the gallery? We’re looking for more people to take part in My Favourite Decade. Simply follow us on Instagram and leave a comment – we’ll pick things up from there.





One response to “My Favourite Decade”

  1. Christina Tuptanowski says:

    I love to dress in 1940s style although I rarely wear clothes from the period, rather more modern clothes that reflect the style which I adapt with original accessories, like my utility CC41 gloves my friend bought on a car boot sale. This also fits in with the Make Do and Mend tradition of the era. .I think this shows how fashion is like a wave that can come back again.
    As time passes, I think that the original clothes are too rare,precious and delicate to wear but the great street style can stay alive when worn outside the gallery.
    It is also a great conversation starter when strangers tell me about the clothes I wear reminding them of happy, nostalgic times with their mothers or grandmothers when they were younger.

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