Wakefield Council celebrates fashion with new exhibition

Date: 17/06/2014

Wakefield Council is celebrating all things fashion with a new exhibition at Wakefield Museum opening on June 28.

The 'Style Picks' exhibition showcases a variety of costume. Four guest curators including a milliner, chiropodist, fashion entrepreneur, and historical clothing enthusiast have raided the museum collections to create colourful display of women's wear trends, from 1730 to today.

Cllr Les Shaw, cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "This will be an iconic exhibition and will include a stylish selection of clothes, from peacock feather hats, to platform shoes and party frocks.

"The clothes and accessories on display will give visitors the feel of stepping both through time and into a fashion magazine. It will surely bring a smile to everyone's face."

Other clothing events taking place include:
• Newspaper costumes on July 30 from 5-7pm. This drop in session at Wakefield Museum invites visitors to create newspaper based costumes based on the Style Picks exhibition.
• Frock on Parade runs on August 13 from 6-7.30pm and looks at the journey of clothes and culture over five decades. This event is free but booking is essential. To book please call 01924 302700.