Fashion

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The fashion collections at the Walker Art Gallery date from the last 300 years and stretch right up to the present day. Here are some of the highlights of our collections. (Not all of these items are currently on show at the gallery.)

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Cocktail dress, Christian Dior, 1954
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Cocktail dress, Christian Dior, 1954

Man's jumper, John Galliano, 1985

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Man's jumper, John Galliano, 1985

Safari jacket, Yves Saint Laurent, 1981

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Safari jacket, Yves Saint Laurent, 1981

Skirt suit, Karl Lagerfeld, 1995
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Skirt suit, Karl Lagerfeld, 1995

Evening trouser suit, Yves Saint Laurent, 1985
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Evening trouser suit, Yves Saint Laurent, 1985

Evening dress, Versace, 1998
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Evening dress, Versace, 1998

Skirt suit, Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue, 1988-89
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Skirt suit, Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue, 1988-89

Skirt, Moschino, 1998
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Skirt, Moschino, 1998

Skirt and cape, Pierre Cardin, 1967-69
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Skirt and cape, Pierre Cardin, 1967-69

Evening dress, John Bates, 1972
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Evening dress, John Bates, 1972

Evening dress, Dolce and Gabbana, 1999
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Evening dress, Dolce and Gabbana, 1999

Evening dress, Bill Gibb, 1973
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Evening dress, Bill Gibb, 1973

Day dress, Bill Blass, 1991
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Day dress, Bill Blass, 1991

Coat dress and matching scarf, Bill Gibb, 1976-77
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Coat dress and matching scarf, Bill Gibb, 1976-77

Grayson Perry's dresses: Dress, printed polyester and wool, designed by Sarah Hall, Central St Martins, London, 2009

Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry's Dresses

Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry's Dresses is a display of dresses owned by the artist and activist Grayson Perry. The selection will include the dress worn by Grayson when he won the Turner Prize.

Grayson Perry's Dresses: Dress, synthetic fibres and printed rayon, designed by Sara Mahdian, Central St Martins, London, 2010
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Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry's Dresses

Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry's Dresses is a display of dresses owned by the artist and activist Grayson Perry. The selection will include the dress worn by Grayson when he won the Turner Prize.