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Hard Rock Café, The Printworks Manchester are giving fans an up-close look at pieces from music superstars and legends with the never-before-seen “Hard Rock Couture” memorabilia exhibit. Treasures of the Hard Rock presents “Hard Rock Couture” will be on public display at Hard Rock Café, The Printworks Manchester from Friday 30th August to Sunday 8th September.

The rock ‘n’ roll explosion of the 1950’s gave birth to a revolution not only in music, but in the world of fashion as well. Now a deeply ingrained part of our culture, the aesthetic of rock and pop stars has influenced the fashion world from city streets to couture runways worldwide.

Hard Rock Couture presents some of the wild, wonderful and historic clothing from the Hard Rock collection including Madonna’s iconic gold corset created by fashion guru Jean Paul Gaultier, a feathered Dior jacket worn both on and off stage by The Killers front man Brandon Flowers, a prison jacket worn by Elvis Presley in the film Jailhouse Rock and the red leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his infamous “Beat It” video.

“We have spent nearly two years, scouring our 77,000 piece collection, to pull together a collection that will wow our guests,” said Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock Historian and tour curator. “The collection showcases a unique part of music history and gives fans an opportunity to see that history first-hand.”

Fred Booth, Centre Director of The Printworks, explains;

“We are very pleased that such an important collection of pop-culture will be here at The Printworks for music lovers all over Greater Manchester to come and enjoy. Manchester has such a rich history in music and we are pleased that some of that will be displayed here at The Printworks.”

The exhibition is free of charge.

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