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Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners shaped global style

7 November 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Lucie Whitmore and Bethan Bide, curators of Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners shaped global style, which opens at the Museum of London Docklands on 13 October and runs until 14 April 2024, will talk about this exciting new show, with particular emphasis on the 1930s émigrés. For the first time, this exhibition will uncover the major contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city.

Discover the stories behind the Jewish fashion makers who became leaders in their industries, founded retail chains still on the high street today, and dressed the rich and famous – including David Bowie, Princess Diana and Mick Jagger. Learn about the contribution of key figures, such as renowned wedding dress designer Netty Spiegel, master milliner Otto Lucas, the epitome of British flamboyance Mr Fish, and living legend David Sassoon.

Fashion City brings together places and spaces in London with fashion and textiles, oral histories, objects and photography to weave this fascinating history, where every stitch tells a truly unique story.

The event will be chaired by design historian Dr. Anna Nyburg, author of The Clothes on our Backs: How Refugees from Nazism Revitalised the British Fashion Trade and held in partnership with Jewish Renaissance magazine.

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