The Radical Decade

07 October - 16 December 2016

The British fashion designer Gerald McCann (born in Lancashire in 1931) has had a long and varied career in fashion. He trained at the Royal College of Art under Madge Garland and following graduation he worked in London Couture and established his own wholesale business.

McCann played an influential role in the development of the UK fashion industry alongside designers such as Foale and Tuffin and Mary Quant. His designs were sold in Harrods and he was a key supplier to the Woollands 21 Shop. McCann also achieved great success in the United States designing for Bloomingdales, Saks, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Curated by our Senior Fashion Lecturer, Caroline Riches, this exhibition will explore her current research on McCann’s work between 1960 and 1969.

Preview: Thursday 6 October, 5-7pm

The Radical DecadeImage courtesy of Gerald McCann. Photo by Ciaran Davies.

  • 07 October - 16 December 2016
  • Blenheim Walk Gallery