London’s Carnaby Street in Soho is celebrating 50 years of historic fashion and music with a ‘Carnaby Street: 1960 – 2010’ exhibition. The central feature of the show is a 3D timeline highlighting key people, events and happenings in the area from being a green field site with a well and a scarecrow 500 years ago, to the iconic> characters associated with Carnaby’s music heritage such as The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Jimi Hendrix.
A limited edition book of the same title; ‘Carnaby Street: 1960 – 2010’ will support the exhibition and will feature images from ‘60s photographer Philip Townsend and exclusive interviews with people who have lived and worked in Carnaby including The Who’s Pete Townsend.
The exhibition and book are the work of acclaimed curators and fashion historians Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye, who have curated exhibitions at major international museums including the V&A and Mode Museum in Antwerp.
The exhibition, 38 Carnaby Street, will be open from 26th February until the beginning of April 2010 and is free admission. It will be followed by a series of events throughout 2010 to celebrate Carnaby’s 50th Anniversary including a live music weekend in June and a unique fashion show in September.
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