Manchester’s National Football Museum is offering the chance to indulge in the sport’s more materialistic side as it brings Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter’s book ‘The Fashion of Football: From Best to Beckham, from Mod to Label Slave’ to giddy life in this new show. Taking in the likes of George Best’s Manchester boutiques, skinheads, casuals and David Beckham’s modelling career, Strike a Pose captures the intertwining of two of Britain’s biggest subcultures. Featuring photographs by Terry O’Neill, a shirt from the world’s first international match and a Victoria Beckham dress, this is a chance to consider how football’s legends have influenced modern life. To celebrate the launch, the book’s two authors will be in conversation on Friday lunchtime (1 Feb). Paolo Hewitt is a former journalist at the NME and author of biographies on among others, Oasis and The Jam, while Mark Baxter a former shop owner and fashion fan.

Fri 1 Feb – Tue 27 Aug, National Football Museum, Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG. Tel: 0161 870 9275, talk 1-2pm, FREE, register here. Show opening times: Mon – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, FREE,

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Fri 1 Feb - Tue 27 Aug
Hannah Phillips
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Wed 30 Jan 2013