It’s a moment of immense pride for BBC One’s EastEnders. The soap’s iconic Dot Cotton’s unforgettable wardrobe is getting further immortalized in a London Museum. The legend’s iconic tweed coat is to be featured next to a clothing item of Princess Diana at a new museum exhibition honoring Jewish designers. Actress June Brown, who passed away in 2022 at the age of 95, wore this tweed coat on the soap many times. However, it is the first time it will be up for display for public viewing.
The exhibition is being held by the Museum of London Docklands. The EastEnders star’s Alexon tweed coat will feature next to Princess Diana’s red coat. Interestingly, it is the same coat that the Princess had donned while announcing her pregnancy with Prince William in 1981. Apart from these two iconic items, there will be many other pieces of fashionable clothing. These will collectively tell the mesmerizing tale of Jewish designers making London iconic in fashion history. The exhibition will take place in October.
Honouring London’s East End, EastEnders Star Gets A Place
The exhibition will feature the EastEnders Icon’s coat designed by British couturier David Sassoon. Additionally, the museum has also acquired many other fashion items from UK’s high-street stores like M&S, Moss Bross, and Wallis, among others. Moreover, Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners shaped global style will tell the story of how some of the most memorable looks of the 20th Century came into being. The exhibition will dedicate a special space to London’s EastEnd. To honor the place where most Jewish migrants arrived in the late 19th Century.
Apart from the EastEnders legend’s apparel, the exhibition will also feature items from ordinary Londoners. It will display the story of the Jewish people who came to London and were involved in the fashion industry. These items include a small traveling case that belonged to a child arriving in London as part of the Kindertransport. Furthermore, it will include a leather suitcase used by a woman who fled from Vienna in 1938.
Other iconic garments that will be part of the exhibition include some pieces by Mr. Fish. He was a great contributor during the Peacock Revolution. Moreover, many leading stars, such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Muhammad Ali, wore his work. Dr. Lucie Whitmore, Museum of London curator, said that June Brown played a huge role in shaping Dot Cotton’s wardrobe. Furthermore, she added that Dot’s Alexon coat is an instant reminder of EastEnders history.
The exhibition, Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners shaped global style, will open on October 13. The tickets to the show are already on sale. So if you live in or around the area, be sure to drop by to take a look at the mesmerizing history of London’s fashion. And of course, EastEnders Icon, Dot Cotton’s contribution towards it too! Meanwhile, stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers for more EastEnders updates!