SPORT and FASHION
Please note this exhibition closed
on 6 January 2013
press release here
Read about our
fashion shoot with Bath Rugby here.
View an interview with
Olympic pentathlete Heather Fell who opened the
The red, white and blue suit that Olympic gold
medallist Amy Williams wore at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in
2010 is on display at the Fashion Museum in SPORT
and FASHION, from 4 February 2012.
In the year of the 2012 Olympics, this special
display at the Fashion Museum in Bath examines the close connection
between active sportswear and fashion by showcasing examples of
historic sportswear from the museum collection alongside modern
fashions and the very best of today’s sportswear.
Historic highlights include a cream wool suit
with red and blue stripes worn by a member of the Park Tobogganing
Club in London in the 1880s, and also beautifully tailored
Victorian century riding habits. There is also a monogrammed
cream silk tennis dresses from the 1920s, and swimsuits and
swimming costumes for men and for women. All are part of the
Fashion Museum’s world-famous collection of historic dress.
Fashion has continually borrowed from sport,
both in fabric and cut as well as the look and styling of garments,
and the display also incorporates work by up-to-the-minute fashion
designers who have been inspired by active sportswear, including
Pam Hogg who has created second skin stage-wear for pop star Jessie
A one-off photographic display runs alongside
the Sport and Fashion exhibition profiling the
work of the influential stylist Ray Petri who created Buffalo, a
design collective of young talented photographers, stylists and
models in the 1980s. Petri’s ground-breaking work – putting
together a signature look mixing up sportswear and fashion –
created a cool aesthetic and produced some of the most famous front
covers of the iconic magazine “The Face”.
Sport and Fashion display
Left to right: Gold 'Space
blanket' jacket & Team GB T-shirt, 2011 by Stella
McCartney for Adidas; Gold & Silver Bodysuit,
Spring / Summer 2011, By Pam Hogg; Red white and blue race
suit, 2010 By Adidas, Worn by Amy Williams; Gold
medal T-shirt ensemble, Spring / Summer 2012, By Vivienne
Westwood Man, designed by Andreas Kronthaler.
Left to right : Blue striped knitted
swimsuit, 1900s; White diamente zip-up
dress, 1991, by Helen Storey; Black LZR Elite
swimsuit, 2009 by Speedo; Red cotton twill bathing
costume, early 1900s; Black cotton Colorado
body, 2012, By Wolford.
Left to right: White sports vest top
ensemble, Spring / Summer 2004 by Helmut Lang;
Bright blue tennis dress, 2011, by Serena Williams
for Nike; White ribbed cotton tennis 'costume',
1890s; Cream Silk mix tennis dress with