Offering the opportunity to discover how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk opens on Thursday 23 May.
It examines the work of fashion creatives who are embracing inclusivity and body positivity, exploring themes such as size, gender, age, race and disability.
The first exhibition of its kind in the world, Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk will explore how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity by exploring five key themes: size; gender and sexuality; age; race and disability.
Visitors will learn how the industry is calling into question existing practice, and why it must address diversity from the inside out to reappraise contemporary ideals of beauty.
On display will be pivotal looks from designers such as Max Mara, Ashish, Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Meanwhile, key influencers in the industry, from models and stylists to photographers, will share their experiences.
Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk, from 23 May, Exhibition Gallery 2, Free