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  • Fashion and Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey Street Londen, England, SE1 3XF United Kingdom (map)

Discover through this inspirational exhibition the 20th Century highlights of the multi-faceted role of this humble garment: T-shirt. Charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing in the world. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, t-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be. The exhibition also features a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts. 

Image: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greets fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, wearing a t-shirt with a nuclear missile protest message. 17th March, 1984. © Press Association.

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