Looking back at The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham: 14 photos of the fashion event

Clothes Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC attracted a huge audiences full of fashion fans

Clothes Show Live - a consumer exhibition focusing on fashion, beauty and music, was a fixture in Birmingham during the winter for almost a decade. The event included lots of live music and famous faces.

The first show launched in 1989 in London but moved to the NEC in Birmingham a year later because of the overwhelming turn-out. It used to be owned and operated by Haymarket Exhibitions, part of the Haymarket Media Group, but they sold the Clothes Show to SME London who announced it would be taking a break back in 2019.

The show has attracted a huge number of audiences to Birmingham over the years and many now famous faces received big opportunities after appearing on it, including Holly Willoughby, Cat Deeley and Erin O’Connor. It was one of the most glamorous events to attend for fashion forward folks.

If you want to go back down the memory lane, here are 14 images of the Clothes Show Live from 2003:

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