Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture

Beautiful People explores how a handful of Chelsea boutiques sparked a fashion revolution in the mid-1960s.

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The Fool designs on the Apple Boutique stairs. Models Anke Ferris, Charlotte Martin & Renate. Copyright Karl Ferris.
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Pattern cutting equipment

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

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29 January 2022
Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft, poses with a dress from an exhibition

Behind the Seams: The Beautiful People

An up-close and intimate look at garments and accessories, with opportunities to handle several fascinating pieces from the exhibition.

2 February 2022
A section of the exhibition, Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Behind the Seams: Secrets of the Beautiful People

Discover the hidden secrets and explore the concealed linings and details you can’t see once the garments are on display.

3 February 2022

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