A MAJOR exhibition concentrating on the work of a renowned fashion photographer is coming to the North-East.

The Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, will host CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore, from July 2018.

The show will present original fashion photographs by Moore, who has been at the forefront of fashion for six decades and described as "the undisputed king of catwalk photography".

More than 200 original photographs will be on show during the exhibition which capture all the iconic catwalk moments in London, Paris, Milan and New York.

A selection of original catwalk outfits, as seen in the accompanying photographs, will also be lent to the museum by the world’s leading fashion houses in a unique collaboration.

Born in Newcastle, Moore entered the world of fashion in 1954, aged just 20, when he began work at Vogue Studio in London, assisting photographers including Henry Clarke and Cecil Beaton.

By the late 1960s he was documenting the collections of designers such as Paco Rabanne, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. Moore has worked with all the leading UK national newspapers and is also the founder of Catwalking.com, the first UK website dedicated to catwalk imagery.

Joanna Hashagen, curator of fashion and textiles at the museum, said: “Chris Moore is the eye that shows the catwalk to the world."

"Our exhibition charts the evolution of fashion in displaying clothes and accessories by the top designers that are captured in Chris’s photographs - Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Comme des Gar?ons, Giles Deacon and Jean Paul Gaultier, to name just a few. I’m excited and honoured to be working with Chris Moore and Alex Fury, as The Bowes Museum becomes home to an exclusive fashion exhibition once again.”

The exhibition opens on July 7 and runs until January 6, 2019. For more information visit thebowesmuseum.org.uk or call 01833-690606.