Pop Art Fabrics & Fashion

Pop Art Fabrics and Fashion, van Warhol to Westwood is an exhibition on display at the Textielmuseum in Tilburg in The Netherlands until the 20th of November 2016.

This exhibition explores the exciting evolution in the Post War Two era of Pop textiles and fashion as an art form inextricably linked with Pop art.

High Pop in The Fun Palace
In the end of the fifties of the 20th century a new 'Pop' culture blossomed among the young in Europe and North America. This culture expressed itself visually through multilayered imagery and symbolism which it mutually shared as Pop Art.
A colourful burst of rock 'n roll music, fashion and art!



For the first time, teenagers became identifiable as a particular social group with distinctly new ways of dressing and furnishing which had little in common with traditional mainstreams.
They distinguished themselves with a new style of clothing and home furnishings.

Many talented young fashion and textile designers in the sixties embraced the 'Pop' aesthetic to create fashion and textile designs of extraordinary brilliance and originality.

Andy Warhol as textile designer
Before his career as leading Pop artist Andy Warhol worked as a successful graphic designer in the 1950s in New York. His textile designs for fashion designer Steven Bruce are some of his most interesting work.

The Potato Sack Dress of Marilyn Monroe
Potato Sack Dress of Marilyn Monroe


The Beatles dress, screen print on cotton. Especially produced in Enschede for the upcoming visit of the Beatles in 1964.

Paper, the quintessential 'Pop' material



Pop art is still in fashion. In collections of Jean Paul Gaultier, Prada, Chanel as Versace you can still find the inspiration of these innovative period. So get inspired and see for yourself unique designs of textile prints and fashion!

For more information on the exhibition visit Textielmuseum!
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