I've just watched Amy De la Hay on the BBC lunchtime news talking about the launch of Carnaby Street: 1960 - 2010’exhibition. She was speaking the area in the 60's.. you can image a completely different atmosphere than today's Carnaby Street. Carnaby Street has a great youth culture legacy.. it was the street in London where music and fashion met in the 60's. The exhibition features a 3D timeline of the history, people, events, iconic characters like The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Jimi Hendrix who brought fame to the area. It gives us a glimpse into one of the world’s best loved shopping streets known for its independent boutiques, big name fashion brands and celebrity visitors.
Both the limited edition book and the exhibition have been curated by Amy de la Haye and Judith Clarke. The book features images from ‘60s photographer Philip Townshend and exclusive interviews with people who have lived and worked in Carnaby including The Who’s Pete Townsend! Look out for items on loan from public and private collections and newly commissioned artwork by Syd Shelton, illustrator Alice Smith and a short film by James Norton,
‘Carnaby Street: 1960 - 2010’ launch
Friday 26th February to Saturday 10th April
38 Carnaby Street London W1