Strike A Pose: 50 Years of Football & Fashion
1 February -
27 August 2013
From terrace style and cultural movements to designer brands and high street ranges, meet the men and women who have taken football from Kop to catwalk.
1960s Britain saw a revolution in style, youth culture, and football. With the maximum wage abolished, young footballers with disposable income were suddenly style leaders off the pitch – accessible heroes for a generation discovering a voice on the terraces and in the high street.
George Best and Bobby and Tina Moore may have paved the way for today’s Balotellis and Beckhams, but it’s the mods, skinheads and casuals on the terraces who have hit the high street and the headlines.
This exhibition charts the journey football and fashion have taken together over the last half century. Features iconic on-and-off pitch outfits from the likes of Sol Campbell, Micah Richards, Gianluca Vialli, Thierry Henry, Robbie Fowler, Jose Mourinho and more, alongside era-defining images and photography from Terry O'Neill.
Kit Fashions and Terrace Trends, with classic looks from the pitch and the stands, help tell the story of half a century of style and football revolution.
Strike A Pose is inspired by the book The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter.