Walker Art Gallery: Creating Visions: Women Designers 1900-2000

Walker Art Gallery: Creating Visions: Women Designers 1900-2000

Walker Art Gallery: Creating Visions: Women Designers 1900-2000

Venue: Walker Art Gallery
Date(s): 21.10.23 - 21.10.24
Time(s): 00:00


Iconic designs by Laura Ashley (1925-1985), Mary Quant (1930-2023) and Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022) are showcased in this new display celebrating costume, jewellery and decorative objects made by female designers.

This display, located in the Craft and Design Gallery, showcases pieces dating from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. They draw from National Museums Liverpool’s extensive decorative arts collection, which is one of the finest in the UK.

The display celebrates 100 years of women designers at the Gallery. It features 14 items of dress. These include a mini dress (c.1967-68) by Mary Quant. Quant, who died in April 2023, is credited with bringing to popularity the era-defining above-the-knee skirts and dresses of Britain’s ‘swinging sixties’.