Transformation: One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe


Peter Farrer

Born in Surrey in 1926, Peter Farrer lived in Liverpool for many years. Sadly, he passed away in early 2017 aged 90. Peter began cross-dressing at the age of 14.

Peter’s interest in women’s period costume led him to collect extensively. Over the years he accumulated a huge number of garments, particularly evening dresses made between the 1930s and the 1980s.

Peter was especially interested in dresses made from taffeta, a crisp lightweight fabric that makes a distinctive rustle when the wearer moves. He had a wardrobe of taffeta dresses made that he wore at home, created for him by the Brighton-based dressmaker Sandi Steyning, owner of the Kentucky Woman Clothing Company.

This ground-breaking display features 21 garments from Peter’s historic and modern collection of cross-dressing clothes & has been expanded in this exhibition.

Image: Keith Sweeney

Venue & Booking

VenueSudley House Art Gallery
DateOn now until March 2018
AddressMossley Hill Road, L18 8BX.
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