McQueen, Dior and more: the must-see fashion exhibition in London

Redefining glamour

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Image: THE CIRCLE exhibition,
Paulin Otylie Surys

If you're anti-Kardashian but pro-fashion, this is the exhibition for you

London's Live Archives gallery space is showing The Circle, an exploration of what glamour really is (hint: it doesn't come down to big shades and bigger hair). Drawing on designs by Alexander McQueen, Dior Homme, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester, the exhibition "proposes an alternative to the contemporary equation of glamour and celebrity, rejecting the 'shameless self-exposure' of tabloid-driven infamy, garish sequins and bared flesh," according to the Live Archives website. We're guessing Kim and Kanye won't be invited to opening night.

The Circle was inspired by academic Elizabeth Wilson's essay 'A Note on Glamour' (Wilson is a visiting professor of cultural studies at the London College of Fashion). It's been curated by Jeffrey Horsley (the man behind Live Archives' Comme des Garcons exhibition) and will feature garments on live models, with a select few pieces available to purchase.

The Circle opens on November 27 and runs until December 5; visit

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