Vogue Is Opening an Immersive Fashion Exhibition in London

Vogue: Inventing the Runway will open at Lightroom in the autumn

Lightroom in King’s Cross has already taken us through the career of David Hockney and blasted us to the moon with Tom Hanks, and soon it’ll have us stomping down the runway with Vogue. The next immersive exhibition to take up residence in the space will be Vogue: Inventing the Runway, which’ll explore the history of the fashion runway show, from the couture salon presentations of the early 20th century to the large-scale spectacles of today.

Blending original animation, immersive sound design, popular and classical music, Vogue’s extensive archive, rare materials from fashion houses, and testimonies from editors, models and designers, the exhibition will take you backstage and front row to showcase how runways revolutionised the way we experience fashion, evolving from an opportunity to see clothes in motion to global cultural events.

The likes of Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Coperni, Courrèges, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Jacquemus, Jean Paul Gaultier, Junya Watanabe, JW Anderson, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Moschino, Prada, Rick Owens, Schiaparelli, Stella McCartney, Thierry Mugler, Thom Browne, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, and Yohji Yamamoto will all be featured, giving you the chance to get up close to these designers, their identities and their visions in an unprecedented way.

As Vogue Creative Editorial Director Mark Guiducci said, “Runway shows have reflected society and its values for more than a century. We hope that Inventing the Runway gives audiences a better understanding of how those shows mirror the changes not only in fashion, but also culture at large—the arts, entertainment, technology, politics, and the ways that they’re all intertwined.”

The exhibition doesn’t open until the end of October but if you’re keen, you can book your tickets right now.

Key Information

Dates | Fri 25th October 2024 – Sat 30th March 2025
Address | 12 Lewis Cubitt Square, London, N1C 4DY                          
For more information | lightroom.uk