The Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion is working with Brighton Museum on Queer Looks, a collecting and oral history project that will capture the memories and collect the clothing of LGBTQ people in Sussex over the past 50 years. On 1st July, the Museum is hosting the first of a series of public events in order to attract people to tell their stories about what it meant, and still means, to dress as an LGBTQ person.
Martin Pel, Curator of Fashion and textiles at the Museum says:
‘Brighton Museum is very pleased to be working with London College of Fashion on Queer Looks. At the first event on Saturday 1st July from 12 to 5pm, we are inviting people to come along and share their photos, their memories, and even to bring some of their favourite clothes, that tell the story of their identity, gender and sexuality.’
Queer Looks is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Wear it Out project which marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality for men. The Museum also hosts an exhibition Gluck: Art and Identity which opens in November amongst its series of events.
Queer Looks, 12-5pm, 1 July 2017.
Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton
For more information visit the Museum’s website.
For more information on the Wear it Out project, visit Centre for Fashion Curation’s selected projects