Made up - the Liverpool look

Our city, our stories display

19 July 2011 to 5 October 2014

dolls dressed in Liverpool fashions

How did you choose what you're wearing today?

Clothes, hairstyles and makeup are all ways of expressing yourself and your identity. How we present ourselves affects how other people see us, not only as individuals but also as groups.

In 2011 the Museum of Liverpool invited people to create an outfit, in miniature, that showcased a 'Liverpool look'. People from all over Merseyside took part by sending their work to the museum, or attending workshops with local fashion designer Kirsty Doyle.

dolls dressed in Liverpool fashions, including one carrying a small dog and her shoes

Images © Mark McNulty

Made up - the Liverpool look is the first in a series of displays exploring identity and expression in the city.

The next display in this space, opening on 10 October 2014, will be Now+then: three decades of HIV in Merseyside.|