Exhibition of once-fashionable items draws to an end

26 March 2012

An exhibition that features clothing and accessories made from leather, fur and feathers will close this weekend [Saturday 01 April] at Provost Skene’s House, Guestrow, off Broad Street, Aberdeen.

Once considered as an acceptable expression of wealth and status the exploitation of these materials has lead to the endangerment and in some cases extinction of certain animal species.

Curator of the exhibition Victoria Ward said: “This display looks at the history of leather, fur and feather in fashion, its impact on the environment and social conscience, alternative manmade substitutes and the return of fur to 21st century catwalks.”