Inside Arc

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11 May - 28 Jul 2018

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 12 - 4pm (term time only)

This exhibition explores the archive of designer Jennefer Osterhoudt, from her time as accessories designer in nineties Paris to present day.

The Arc is a working archive, consisting of garments, accessories and other paraphernalia amassed by designer Jennefer Osterhoudt. Many items are by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, with whom she worked very closely from the beginning of their careers and throughout their time at Givenchy, as an accessories designer in Paris during the 1990s. Co-created by stylist Nick Royal, this constantly expanding collection is regularly frequented by established designers and stylists who use it for editorial photoshoots and campaigns.

This exhibition highlights the eccentricities and rarities from this archive, pieces that as much embody the processes behind creating elaborate toiles in expensive fabrics as reveal complex and labour-intensive techniques used by high fashion.

Visitors with special access requirements should advise the college in advance of the event.

Image by Hugo Yangüela