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Exhibition, 'Vulgar? Fashion Redefined' | Belvedere Museum, Vienna 2017 | Centre for Fashion Curation | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

A world-leading centre in the field of fashion curation.

The Centre for Fashion Curation (CfFC) is an international centre which explores all elements of exhibition-making and archival research. Situated within an academic and inclusive environment, the Centre engages with meaningful and experimental enquiries into theoretical and practice-based fashion curation.

The Centre provides a unique catalyst and platform for research, exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and publications, and collections-based enquiries.  We have developed the  ‘Exhibiting Fashion’ website, a database that records. by year, details of international fashion exhibitions for the purposes of capturing, investigating and reappraising the discipline of fashion exhibition-making.

Research, teaching and learning are embedded within the practices of the Centre. CfFC’s academics lead and teach on the MA Fashion Curation and most provide PhD supervision.

We actively forge close partnerships with global, national and regional museums, galleries, archives, private collections, conservators, creative and commercial industries and publishers to support the theory and practice of the discipline in its broadest sense.

Find out more about the Centre for Fashion Curation.

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‘Exhibiting Fashion’ is CfFC's database that records by year, details of international fashion exhibitions for the purposes of capturing, investigating and reappraising the discipline of fashion exhibition-making.

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LCF Soundcloud

In this Sartorial Stories series of podcasts LCF's Fashion Archivist Susanna Cordner, invites fashion industry guests to bring one item from their work or wardrobe to discuss in detail.


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    Ravishing: the Rose in Fashion

    Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion exhibition at The Museum at FIT

  • Image of old garments in a glass box at a fashion exhibition

    KE Voices: Jeff Horsley on fashion exhibition and curation

    MA Fashion Curation course leader, Jeffrey Horsley, talks about his role as fashion curator and his upcoming collaboration with University of Plymouth and regional galleries in England.

  • A young man taking of a sweat shirt with a 'Wu-Tang' logo

    Subcultures: Then and Now

    Celebrating 25th anniversary of a groundbreaking fashion exhibition 'Streetstyle' held at the V&A in 1994 through a series of exhibitions, podcasts and events.

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    Fashion Interpretations

    An international, interdisciplinary network focuses on the ways modern and contemporary fashion is continually reinterpreted through varied mediums.

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    Work inspired by selected shoes from LCF’s archive, revealing new interpretations of historic objects.

  • 4 mannequins displaying fashion in The Vulgar exhibition


    An exhibition to challenge and reconsider this important area of taste.

  • Black and white image of the artist Gluck

    Gluck Art and Identity

    An immersion in the life of the Sussex-based artist, her garments, ephemera and artworks.

  • Mannequin diving complete with plastic splash effect

    Homo Faber: Fashion Inside and Out

    Exploring how traditional techniques inspire contemporary design and exhibition-making.

  • Women in pink in front of pink ensemble on display in Brighton Museum

    Wear It Out

    An oral history of outfits representing LGBTQ fashion and style over the last 50 years.

  • Two rows of yellow cabinets, four in each row, each displaying objects.

    Cabinet Stories

    An exhibition travelling to places with little access to the arts, such as prisons and elderly care homes.

Research and debate

  • Debating the Disciplines  

    Centre members in a round table discussion about fashion curation Debating the Disciplines.

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    Gluck Art and Identity Exhibition - the artist's clothing on display
    Gluck: Art and Identity Curatorial Research Methodologies and symposium  

    A talk by Prof Amy de la Haye and Dr Jeffrey Horsley on curatorial methods used in the Gluck: Art and Identity exhibition.  Followed by a Symposium

  • Other talks, Symposiums and Conferences  

    A deeper look into CfFC's themes with speakers including Elizabeth Crooke from the University of Ulster on displaying garments emblematic of the Northern Ireland troubles; Paola di Trocchi, writer and fashion curator at the NGV National Gallery of Victoria, and Dr Jenna Rossi Camus.

Online Resources

Curators in Conversation

Amy de la Haye is joined in conversation with EJ Scott about the Museum of Transology. They discuss the evolution of the project, collecting, interpreting and exhibiting objects with trans people.

Practice-based Research

Practice-based PhD student at Centre for Fashion Curation, Louise Chapman presented a new approach to her PhD confirmation. Louise created a multi-sensory experience for her examiner, Donatella Barbieri, through a participatory, object-based approach to the presentation of her research


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    Objects of a passion - Platform Lecture by Amy de la Haye
    Objects of a Passion  

    Platform lecture by Professor Amy de la Haye.

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    Techtile Jungle by MA Fashion Curation students
    Sartorial Stories  

    LCF's Fashion Archivist Susanna Cordner, sits down with creditable fashion industry guests to discuss their sartorial choices, careers and work.

International partnerships

Sabotage and Tradition: Alexander McQueen

Centre Members

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    Dr Jeffrey Horsley
    Dr Jeffrey Horsley

    Research Fellow, CfFC. PI, AHRC-funded research project, Exhibiting Fashion

  • Portrait of Caroline Stevenson
    Caroline Stevenson
    Caroline Stevenson

    Head of Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion

  • Portrait of Jose Teunissen
    Jose Teunissen
    José Teunissen

    Dean of School of Design and Technology

Associate Members

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