To celebrate a new donation, the Museum Ephraim-Palais is showing a special presentation dedicated to a major figure of Berlin's fashion scene.
Originally from Potsdam, Uli Richter is one of Berlin's most important fashion designers. His modern, no-frills style was a reaction against the opulent fashions of the post-war years – and an expression of Berlin's new self-image.
Richter created wearable fashion from combinations of fine, carefully selected materials. With his pret-à-porter line, he was the first German designer to make his sophisticated designs accessible to a larger audience. The fact that Berlin is now once again being internationally recognised as a fashion capital is in no small way due to Richter's work. His designs were beloved by prominent customers such as Princess Gracia Patricia of Monaco, Rut Brandt, wife of the German Chancellor Willy Brandt, as well as the actress and singer Hildegard Knef.
Vintage photos and fashion drawings
Uli Richter's private archive includes numerous vintage photographs and fashion drawings that document his work in Berlin and around the world starting in the early 1950s. With this special presentation, Stadtmuseum Berlin shows its gratitude for the generous donation of the archive. Selected photographies and drawings as well as around a dozen of his designs bring Uli Richter's oeuvre to life and offer visitors a closer look at an important piece of Berlin's history after 1945.