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.

What’s on

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

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

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

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

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Goldwork Sampler for the Coronation Robe of State, 1953. Copyright Royal School of Needlework.

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