Centre for Fashion Curation

Silver mannequins wear dresses from Alexander McQueen's Plato's Atlantis collection
Image: ‘Installation view of 'Platos Atlantis' gallery, 2015, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A’ courtesy of the V&A
Image: London Spring 1951- Fashion Lines%2c Fashion Trends The Ambassador
Image: London Spring 1951- Fashion Lines%2c Fashion Trends The Ambassador

WATCH: Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye in The Making of FP03: The Past, 1915-1965

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Mannequin parade at Lucile, 23 Hanover Square, London, 1913
Mannequin parade at Lucile, 23 Hanover Square, London, 1913

London Couture: British Luxury 1923-1975 edited by Amy de la Haye and Edwina Ehrman. With permission from V&A Publishing.

The Centre for Fashion Curation’s core objectives are to challenge and develop theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within this increasingly popular and diverse discipline. It will provide a platform for research, exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and publications.

Garments are especially distinctive as a media in museological and exhibition contexts. Seemingly dramatic, or even mundane, they can be complex to display and interpret (without the animate body) and deeply poignant as evidence of lives lived.

Our members work in partnership with international, national and regional museums, galleries, archives, private collections, conservators and publishers to support the theory and practice of the discipline. Close links are also forged with the broader fashion and creative industries.

Members

Based at London College of Fashion (LCF), the Centre for Fashion Curation is Directed by internationally acclaimed exhibition maker Professor Judith Clark and curator and dress historian Professor Amy de la Haye. LCF’s Fashion Space Gallery, curated by Ligaya Salazar, the International Exhibitions Programme, curated by Alison Moloney, and the Archives, managed by Jane Holt, are central to its activities, as are the professional activities of University of the Arts London and the wider communities of curators, archivists, conservators and students.