Norman Parkinson as part of KNITWEAR: Chanel to Westwood / London


Fashion and Textile Museum, London
19 September 2014 - 18 January 2015 

The Norman Parkinson Archive is delighted to contribute to the Fashion and Textile Museum's major Autumn exhibition Knitwear: Chanel to Weswood.

The exhibition presents over 150 inspirational knitwear pieces from the collection of Mark and Cleo Butterfield, on show to the public for the first time. Opening 19 September 2014, the exhibition presents highlights from designs by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and rare crocheted evening dresses from the 1930s to late 20th century innovations by Vivienne Westwood.

An exclusive selection of fashion photographs by Norman Parkinson will be on display. This display charts the increasing prominence of knitwear in 20th century fashion with iconic images commissioned by magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Queen as well as by knitwear companies. Working in partnership with the Museum, the Archive has selected a diverse group of Norman Parkinson images from throughout Parkinson's career including rare black and white vintage prints from the 1930s - 1950s, breathtaking examples of 1970s colour work and a never-before-exhibited series shot at Stonehenge for Vogue in 1970.

More details about the exhibition can be found on the Norman Parkinson Archive website.

Many of the Norman Parkinson prints featured in the exhibition are available for purchase.
A selection can be viewed in the installation view on this page or for a full list of available prints and for further information, please contact the archive:
Email: | 020 7394 9743 

Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF