Mary Quant and Night Fever at V&A Dundee


11th July 2019

Our new exhibitions for 2020 have just been announced. We are delighted to unveil our forward programme with major shows celebrating the work of Mary Quant and five decades of club culture.

Mary Quant

4 April 2020 – 6 September 2020

Explore the years between 1955 and 1975 when Quant captured the spirit of the sixties and utilised mass production techniques to create a new look for women.

Currently on show at V&A South Kensington, this is the first international retrospective on the iconic fashion designer Dame Mary Quant.

By challenging conventions, Quant encouraged a new age of feminism and revolutionised the high street with her playful designs, from hot pants, miniskirts and trousers for women to accessories, tights and make-up. Co-curated for the V&A by Jenny Lister and Stephanie Wood, the show draws on the V&A’s extensive fashion holdings and features an extraordinary range of garments tracked down following a public call-out. The V&A also had unprecedented access to Dame Mary Quant’s archive.

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Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

31 October 2020 – 14 February 2021

Charting the evolution of nightclubs since the 1960s, the show explores how architecture and interior design merge with sound, light, fashion, graphics and visual effects to create hugely influential epicentres of pop culture.

Developed by the Vitra Design Museum and ADAM - Brussels Design Museum, it includes films, photography, posters, flyers, and fashion, as well as light and music installations.

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V&A Dundee

V&A at Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland. It will celebrate Scotland's historic importance in design and host major exhibitions of outstanding design, helping people understand their own and others' cultural heritage.

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