Regular News of Note readers will know we love a good exhibition and this month we're recommending 'Fashion City' at the Museum of London in Docklands.
This fascinating show explains how the Jewish community shaped fashion in London, from tailoring to couture. It's a multi-layered story, with themes of immigration, working conditions, high street and West End designer salons, overlapping with personal stories of those who lived and worked in the industry and ultimately influenced the capital's style.
Names such as Alexon, Chelsea Girl, Wallis, Moss Bros and Marks and Spencer all had Jewish founders, as did many boutiques of the 1960s Kings Road and Carnaby St, such as Mr. Fish or the legendary I Was Kitchener's Valet.
We loved it and were delighted to supply a number of pictures for both display and the exhibition catalogue, including a portrait of Cecil Gee by Ida Kar and a photograph of a 1937 court presentation gown by Isobel from The Sketch.