Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution

31 March 2016 - 19 June 2016

“A must-see for all style aficionados” – Evening Standard
“A wonderful exhibition…get down to the Jewish Museum”- Jonathan Ross, BBC Radio 2
“Subtle but powerful… the story is much more complex than swooningly handsome suits.” – BBC Radio 3

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish takes you on a journey from tailoring workshops to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the swinging ‘60s.

Explore the changing male image and menswear revolution over a 150-year period; from the 19th century formal silhouette through to the post-war period when young men stopped dressing like their fathers, becoming detail-obsessed mods or flamboyant peacocks.

Discover more about menswear in the ‘60s; a time when swinging London was the most exciting fashion capital in the world. You can explore the emergence of the mod movement and the fashion revolution that made Carnaby Street famous.

See luxury clothes designed by Mr Fish, popular amongst young aristocrats and celebrities, including David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

Featuring fashion, photography and memorabilia including John Lennon’s Cecil Gee suede jacket, Moses, Mods and Mr Fish offers an unmissable opportunity to explore the menswear revolution and discover how it helped to create the high street we know today.

Download the exhibition leaflet.

The exhibition is generously supported by
The Cecil Gee Charitable Trust
Kirsh Family Foundation

We are grateful for the support from the K.C. Shasha Charitable Foundation, without whom the development of the Jewish Museum London app would not have been possible.