A new guided tour will explore how fashion became a key part of Manchester’s social and political history. The Fashion & the City tour, which takes place later this month, starts at Manchester Art Gallery and moves on to the Imperial War Museum North. Don’t worry: you will use public transport to travel between the two. The hosts, Emma Fox and Kate Dibble, will be giving introductions to three different exhibitions. Vogue 100: A Century of Style celebrates the portrait photography featured in the British version of Vogue Magazine (see our preview). Fashion & Freedom explores the impact that World War I had on women and their clothes, and features dresses from several leading female designers (read our preview). Moving on to the IWM North, Fashion on the Ration (read our preview) is a look at how all things sartorial survived and even flourished during the 1940s. The tour itself is free, but attendees will need to pay for their public transport to Salford Quays (approx. £3.50), and £6 for entry to the IWM North.

Sun 28 and Mon 29 Aug, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, Tel: 07500 774 200, 10.30am – 1.30pm, Costs: see above, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Sun 28 Aug - Mon 29 Aug
A. James Simpkin
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Mon 22 Aug 2016