This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 17th Jan 2019
Join Susan Bishop for a nostalgic look at leading department store Barkers of Kensington’s 1920s fashions.
Drawing on Barkers’ original photographs and promotional material, Susan will paint a picture of the glamorous catwalk shows held at the store featuring the supermodels of the day.
The then chairman, Sir Sydney Skinner, demonstrated great flair by launching his spectacular Fashion Display Hall to entice customers to come and see the latest fashions.
In the midst of the Great Depression, this great British entrepreneur positioned Barkers as a luxury brand to rival Gordon Selfridges Oxford Street emporium.
The fact that today we do not associate Barkers with high fashion makes this a riveting story.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-01-17 2019-01-17 Europe/London The spectacle of fashion at Barkers with Susan Bishop Join Susan Bishop for a nostalgic look at Barkers of Kensington’s 1920s fashions. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/01/17/the-spectacle-of-fashion-at-barkers-with-susan-bishop-189964 Kensington Central Library,12 Phillimore Walk,,London
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