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Article in women's Wear Daily on the forthcoming Undercover exhibition

University of Westminster to Stage Exhibition on Face Coverings

The show, opening May 11, will showcase mask designs by an array of high-street and luxury designers as well as photography curated digitally as NFTs.

By Natalie Theodosi on April 19, 2021

NECESSITY TO LUXURY: The University of Westminster in London and the Westminster Men’s Wear Archive will be staging an exhibition exploring the evolution of face coverings and the ways they invaded day-to-day life, ever since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Opening on May 11 — exactly a year after the U.K. government advised Britons to start wearing masks in enclosed public spaces — the show is titled “From Necessity to Luxury: The Evolution of Face Coverings During COVID-19,” the idea behind it being to highlight how the pandemic transformed face coverings from functional objects available in short supplies and limited to health care professionals, to the most commonly used everyday item.


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