Spectres:

When Fashion Turns Back

24 February – 8 May 2005 
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

18 September 2004 – 30 January 2005 
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The exhibition looked at recent fashion’s haunting by history. It used quotes from Caroline Evans’ seminal Fashion at the Edge and ‘translated’ these into three-dimensional sets, illustrating the patterns that different kinds of quotation form. Shadows, cyclical cogs and a labyrinth were among the motifs constructed.

The exhibition was commissioned by ModeMuseum, Antwerp as Malign Muses: When Fashion Turns Back.

Illustration: Ruben Toledo. Mannequin prosthetics: Naomi Filmer. Consultant: Yuri Avvakumov. Exhibition graphics: Charlie Smith Design.