Sunday, 12 June 2011

Something good happening in the north-east

Viv Westwood @ Bowes museum

For all fashionistas who are fond of fabulous footwear (and let's face it, you're hardly a fashionista if you're not!), don't miss your chance to see the Vivienne Westwood Shoes exhibition at the Bowes Museum in County Durham which opens on Friday 10 June for one month only.

Running from 10 June–10 July 2011, this exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, focusing on her designs of the ultimate fetish object: the shoe.

Visitors have only one month to catch this prestigious international exhibition before it then travels to Japan, New York and China.

The exhibition will be displayed in the museum’s new Fashion & Textile Gallery and will showcase around 200 shoe designs and trace the exceptional success of Dame Westwood’s career to date. Illustrating her defiance of the rules of wearability and convention, the exhibition is also evidence of her uncompromising quest for superb craftsmanship and attention to detail.

“Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal” – Vivienne Westwood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham is open daily from 10am. Tel: 01833 690606 or see for further details.

Admission: Adults £9.00, Concs £8.00, Six Month Pass £12.00, Children (Under 16) & Carers Free. Admissions are donation inclusive and are eligible for Gift Aid. If you are not a UK taxpayer or do not wish to make a charitable donation admission prices are: Adults £8.15, Concs £7.25, Six Month Pass £10.00, Children (under 16) & carers free.

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