We asked Tate Members and other visitors to Glam! The Performance of Style at Tate Liverpool what they thought of the show.

Rosalind and Janet Hough

Rosalind and Janet Hough

Photo: Lucy Dawkins
© Tate

Rosalind and Janet Hough

Janet
I was into the music at the time and dressed in the clothes. They still have an influence today – we saw some shoes like those in the exhibition in Topshop today. It was a good selection – it was interesting to also see it from the perspective of the USA

Rosalind
I’m a make-up artist so I was looking at the makeup in the photographs. It’s brilliant because they didn’t have Photoshop then so they had to get it spot on. 

Jacqui Hughes and David Randles

Jacqui Hughes and David Randles

Photo: Lucy Dawkins
© Tate

Jacqui Hughes and David Randles 

David
It was a good exhibition – I really enjoyed it. It was good to see the old album covers, I certainly remember them. I still have them somewhere in the loft. 

Jacqui
That era was about being individual – that’s what attracted us to the exhibition. Doing your own thing and expressing yourself. Some people are scared to be an individual. Whereas I see these pictures and think: I could do that, I could look like that.

Penny and Brian Roberts

Penny and Brian Roberts

Photo: Lucy Dawkins
© Tate

Penny and Brian Roberts

Penny
We were about 30 at the time. We lived it, so we didn’t think it was ‘Glam’ – we didn’t think it was an austere time either, not compared to the 1950s. Just disappointed I didn’t keep any of the clothes! 

Brian
This was a novelty for us today – I have to say it was a lot better than I anticipated. It was interesting seeing that Warhol and people like him were making money commercially by drawing shoes and fashion items.

Sue West

Sue West

Photo: Lucy Dawkins
© Tate

Sue West
It’s a very interesting, evocative show. It’s very well curated and uses the space beautifully. I did follow the fashions at the time, but not as much as I think I should have. If I had my time over again, I might have done a little bit more of this!

And on Twitter you’ve been sending us your comments too:

@KCMANC
Glam Exhibition @tateliverpool is wonderfully evocative of my youth. Worth the trip from London. Great soundtrack too. Go see it #GlamTate

@tweetrufflee
Still can’t get over how inspiring the GLAM exhibit was for me @tateliverpool

@StevePaulMartin
Such an education by Darren Pih @tateliverpool today. A privilege to have been at his lecture. #Glam

Are you planning on seeing the exhibition or have you visited already? Were you inspired by the glitter-dappled personas of British art schools of the 60s? Did you live ‘Glam’ and embrace the glamour and style of the time, then and now? Share your thoughts, stories and comments here on our blog.

Glam! The Performance of Style is on display at Tate Liverpool until 12 May.