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Alongside a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, the Museum also offers engaging talks, workshops and short courses.

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

Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture

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

1 October 2021 - 13 March 2022
Outfits on display at the Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Tour

Highlights Tour: Beautiful People

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of our current exhibition.

26 January 2022
Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft supervising teh installation of an exhibition
Talk Online

Ask the Curator with Dennis Nothdruft

Get the inside scoop on what it is really like to be a curator of fashion and textiles.

27 January 2022
Pattern cutting equipment
Workshop

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

The two-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts.

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

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
Talk Online

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
Outfits on display at the Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Tour

Highlights Tour: Beautiful People

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of our current exhibition.

9 February 2022
Dresses on display
Workshop

Copy Your Clothes

Learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

11 February 2022
A selection of fashion drawings
Workshop

Fashion Drawing

Explore the basics of fashion drawing using simple but effective techniques on croquis, articulating your design ideas on paper

15 February 2022