Photo booth photos
In 2016, the Museum of London acquired a collection of clothing belonging to one man, Francis Golding. Golding, who sadly died from injuries sustained in a cycling accident in 2013, was a leading architectural, planning and conservation consultant involved with iconic London buildings such as the Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie and a self-identified gay man who entered his adulthood in post-Sexual Offences Act (1967) Britain. He was also an avid collector of antique Chinese ceramics, clothing, and correspondence which documented his lived experience.
Golding’s wardrobe reflects his interest in menswear and clearly demonstrates his personal style, which incorporated both vintage and contemporary items in his outfits, and contains pieces from iconic British designers including Barbour, Aquascutum, Tommy Nutter and Alexander McQueen. However, there was more than meets the eye with his clothing, as the curatorial team caring for the Dress and Textiles Collection discovered while examining the garments.