Sunday 28th May
Spiegeltent, Brighton Fringe
photos by Step Haiselden
Lorraine Bowen’s Polyester Fiesta! celebrates retro fashion, comedy, dance and crimplene in an original catwalk-cabaret show.
Lorraine Bowen has an enormous collection of original outfits from the beginnings of the man-made fibre years of the 1960s to the 1980s.
2017 is polyester’s 75th year on the planet!
Here the scientist is explaining the polyester experience.
Sam Nixon and Clare Fowler complete the team and accompany Lorraine on the catwalk singing, dancing and parading polyester swimsuits, swinging sixties dresses and space outfits!
More Polyester Fiesta! show photos
The first collection of photos were taken by Simon Burgess at the Fringe City event in Brighton. The second collection is by photographer, Step Haiselden at the Brighton Fringe Festival at St Michaels’s Church and on the Battersea Barge and there are some photos by Melita Dennett at the White Nights Festival in Brighton Library. Many thanks to these great photographers for capturing the polyester so well!