The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Barbican Art Gallery

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The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Barbican Art Gallery

Walter Van Beirendonck Hat: Stephen Jones Autumn/Winter 2010 – 2011 © Ronald Stoops Pinterest


Investigate notions of taste and exaggeration with The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Barbican Art Gallery.

Take a journey through the history of fashion, from the Renaissance to the present day, and see how the concept of ‘vulgarity’ translates into different shapes and styles.

Have your say on what makes an outfit vulgar as you wander through an exciting display of historic dresses and contemporary couture by designers such as Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé and CHANEL, Vivienne Westwood and Jeremy Scott for Moschino.

Curated by exhibition maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, the display looks at the lack of good taste from different points of view, from its manifestations in everyday life to its psychological implications.



Adult Ticket: £14.50 (USD18.80) per ticket
Student Ticket (from 14 to 17 years old): £10.00 (USD12.96) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £12.00 (USD15.56) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Barbican Centre

Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
+44 (0)20 7638 8891
Public transport:
Tube: Moorgate/Barbican Train: Liverpool Street

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