An evening curated by All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, celebrating fashion, beauty and diversity at the National Portrait Gallery.
See the full programme for the evening here
NEW PORTRAITS BY RANKIN
See nine new Rankin fashion portraits celebrating the spirit of design and diversity, specially commissioned by All Walks. These portraits, featuring a look by Britain's major fashion names such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon and Matthew Williamson, will be displayed throughout the Gallery, starting in the Tudor rooms and ending in the Contemporary galleries.
Alongside this we launch the first in a series of Late Shift Extra tours, this first trail is by All Walks and offers a new way to engage with portraits in the Collection, looking at fashion, beauty and diversity.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
Make sure you come dressed to impress - get spotted by the special All Walks modelling scouts in a live casting to be photographed by fashion and portrait photographer Alistair Guy and be featured in i-D’s online style bible.
Take part in a debate, chaired by Caryn Franklin, asking the question: Has Fashion Imagery become the lens by which we evaluate identity? The panel also includes Lorraine Candy, editor of ELLE, and Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister of Equalities, and psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos.
The debate is free but numbers are limited, so advance is booking recommended. Two tickets per person. Online tickets fully booked
ALL FEMALE DJ LINE UP
The night will have an all female DJ line-up – so enjoy a drink at the Late Shift bar in the Main Hall and listen to Work it Girls with Josey Rebelle and Radi Dadi, playing an eclectic mix of sounds, as well as Lyndsay Evans aka She Plays Drums, and admire a series of projections from the All Walks archive.
In the Regency galleries you can get creative with special fashion illustration masterclasses by London College of Fashion tutor Sue Dray with live models from the current All Walks campaign. Collect a ticket for either Masterclass from 18.00 from the Information Desk in the Main Hall. Tickets are limited to one ticket per person and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
Encounter a series of bespoke soundscapes - including Vivienne Westwood speaking about fashion’s current hot topics and behind-the-scene conversations on photographic retouching, the reality of ‘plus size’ modelling and a specially created imaginary catwalk.
Up and coming contemporary artist, Josephine Chime, presents a series of specially commissioned interactive artworks.
‘I AM’ PHOTO BOOTH
This is your chance to make a statement with All Walks unique ‘I am’ boards in this special photo booth
Plus you can visit the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 which ends on 20 February 2011
Don’t miss this night of style, fashion and difference. More details will be announced soon, so keep up-to-date by signing up for our e-newsletter or following us on Facebook or @NPGLondon on Twitter.
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is an initiative founded by Caryn Franklin, Debra Bourne and Erin O’Connor working with influential Catwalk designers and top industry creatives to celebrate more diversity within the fashion industry
Late Shift in partnership with FTI Consulting offers new ways to explore the Gallery after hours and to socialise after work. Enjoy art, music, drinks, tours, talks and workshops.
CONNECT with our portraits through special gallery tours and trails. LISTEN to live music and a wide range of talks and lectures. PARTICIPATE in practical art workshops and weekly drop-in drawing sessions.ENJOY dinner in the stunning rooftop Portrait Restaurant or UNWINDwith a drink at the Late Shift bar. Plus look out for Late Shift Extra special guest-curated and themed evenings throughout the year.
Every Thursday and Friday you can EXPLORE our special exhibitions after hours. This winter's highlights include the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 (until 20 February), Hoppe Portraits: Society, Studio and Street (from 17 February) and Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer(from 10 March).