The classic single sleeve from Toyah’s Thunder In The Mountains will feature inside the forthcoming Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition ‘Club To Catwalk’ which opens this July.
The exhibition traces the theatricality and experimentation of early 80s club fashions and includes the work of Melissa Kaplan amongst many others. John Swannell’s iconic photograph on the sleeve of Toyah’s third top ten hit of 1981 is synonymous with the defining looks of the 1980s.
The exhibition at London’s V&A Museum will run 10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014. Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A.
Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.
The exhibition traces the emerging theatricality in British fashion as the capital’s vibrant and eclectic club scene influenced a new generation of designers.
Also celebrating iconic styles such as New Romantic and High Camp, and featuring outfits worn by Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, the exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion, as reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz and venues including Heaven and Taboo.
Keep an eye on the museum website page for more information.