McCord Museum presents

Behind the Scenes with Parachute

The subcultural 1980s brand Parachute was renowned for its dynamic fashion and striking high-tech store spaces, brought to life in the exhibition Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ‘80s.

This presentation will explore the extensive object-based research done for the exhibition and the collaborative approach to mannequin styling undertaken by Parachute designer Nicola Pelly and exhibition curator Alexis Walker. It will also highlight the innovative mounting solutions and technical expertise of the Museum’s conservation and exhibitions teams.

Alexis Walker
Associate Curator, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, at the McCord Museum, Alexis Walker holds a BFA in Textiles from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MA in Fashion and Textiles Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She is particularly interested in the intersections of contemporary fashion with art, music, film and pop culture. She is also an embroiderer and textile artist.

Lecture in English, followed by questions in French and English.
Free online activity, presented on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 12:00 pm
The event will take place online on Zoom and be broadcast live on the Museum’s Facebook page.

Learn more about the exhibit Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ’80s