Fashion City

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Fashion City

  • 13 Oct 2023 — 14 Apr 2024

A new exhibition exploring how Jewish Londoners shaped global style! The Museum of London presents a major exhibition uncovering the enormous contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city. Discover the stories behind the Jewish fashion makers who became leaders in their industries, founded retail chains still on the high street today, and dressed the rich and famous – including David Bowie, Princess Diana and Mick Jagger.

Included in the exhibition are excerpts from the documentary film Nelkengasse which recounts the flight of Heinz Moldau and his family from Vienna in 1938 to the UK. Alongside the portrait of this Viennese family the film also tells the story of the houses they lived in. In these houses, many so-called Sammelwohnungen were installed – group flats where Jewish families lived following evictions from their homes. From here, 31 people were deported to concentration camps and murdered there. This film features interviews with Heinz Moldau, only 16 when he fled Vienna.

Find out more about the exhibitionHERE


Office in the MOLMAX factory in Vienna 7, Westbahnstraße 26. Family photo. Date and author of photography unknown