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A woman looking at the hats on display in Fashion City at Museum of London Docklands

Fashion City

How Jewish Londoners shaped global style

For the first time, this exhibition uncovered the major contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city.

Visitors discovered the stories behind the Jewish fashion makers who became leaders in their industries, founded retail chains still on the high street today, and dressed the rich and famous – including David Bowie, Princess Diana and Mick Jagger.

It featured the contributions of key figures, such as renowned wedding dress designer Netty Spiegel, master milliner Otto Lucas, the epitome of British flamboyance Mr Fish, and living legend David Sassoon.

Fashion City brought together places and spaces in London with fashion and textiles, oral histories, objects and photography to weave this fascinating history, where every stitch tells a truly unique story.