• KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood
    Scott Tindle / AUGUST
    Anna Freemantle-Zee

Dovecot presents this major exhibition of inspirational 20th century fashion knitwear in Scotland for the first time.  

KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood features over 150 inspirational knitwear pieces from the collection of Mark and Cleo Butterfield: highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, vintage woollen swimwear, post-war Hollywood-style knits, and 1950s cocktail sweaters, 1960s crochet, 1970s Bill Gibb, 1980s Vivienne Westwood and 1990s Julien MacDonald.

The exhibition charts important designers and the influence of art movements such as Modernism, Pop, Punk and Deconstruction alongside new knitwear technologies and design innovation.

Exhibition organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London


Free Thursday lunchtime tour: Join us on Thursdays for a guided lunchtime tour, included in our normal ticket price BOOK NOW 

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