V&A DUNDEE: the design museum’s 2020 exhibitions will explore the radiant world of fashion and nightclubs across five decades

V&A Dundee’s 2020 exhibitions will explore the radiant world of fashion and nightclubs by celebrating the work of Mary Quant and five decades of eccentric club culture.

Mary Quant

Dame Mary Quant, a truly iconic English fashion designer, became a leading figure behind the London-based Mod and fashions movements in the 60s.

The exhibition ‘Mary Quant’, currently on show at the V&A in London, explores Mary’s 60s fashion takeover when she reinvented a cutting-edge and empowered look for women.

Mary’s radical designs (from hot pants, to miniskirts, to trousers for women) revolutionised the 60s high street of fashion.

The V&A Dundee’s 2020 exhibit will explore an archive of Mary’s work, and feature an outstanding range of garments and fashion holdings.


4 April until 6 September

Night Fever: Designing Club Culture

Following the Mary Quant exhibition, the V&A Dundee will then explore the world’s most influential and daring nightclubs across 5 decades.

By charting the evolution of nightclubs since the 60s, the show examines how architecture and interior design merge with sound, light, fashion, graphics, and other mediums to create influential pop culture.

Night Fever – Xenon Dance Floor, 1979. Photo: © Bill Bernstein / David Hill Gallery, London

The exhibition includes film, photography, posters, flyers, light and music installations, and much more.


October 31 to February 14.


Find out more about the 2020 exhibitions here.

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Claire Merten