Creating Visions: Women Designers 1900-2000

21 October 2023 – further notice

Iconic designs by Laura Ashley (1925-1985), Mary Quant (1930-2023) and Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022) are showcased in this new display celebrating costume, jewellery and decorative objects made by female designers.

This display, located in the Craft and Design Gallery, showcases pieces dating from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. They draw from National Museums Liverpool’s extensive decorative arts collection, which is one of the finest in the UK.

The display celebrates 100 years of women designers at the Gallery. It features 14 items of dress. These include a mini dress (c.1967-68) by Mary Quant. Quant, who died in April 2023, is credited with bringing to popularity the era-defining above-the-knee skirts and dresses of Britain’s ‘swinging sixties’.


Further information:
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Entry is free; there is a charge for some exhibitions
  • Location  Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
  • How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
  • Further information 0151 478 4199