The inspiration behind the couture creations of Newcastle-based designer Paul Shriek are on show in an exhibition in South Shields.
Puppets and sparkly shoes are among the treasures on display at the 'Leopard' exhibition. It showcases the objects which have influenced the Ashington-born designer's 30-year career.
Theatrical creations including haute couture bodices and dresses are featured alongside Shriek’s own drawings and sketches.
Shriek has spent decades creating colourful costumes for opera and ballet companies across the UK.
After his degree at Newcastle Polytechnic Shriek sold his clothes in the high-street chain Topshop.
He said: “I have never thrown away anything that has inspired me or helped my creative development.
“My life has been a rollercoaster ride full of excitement and drama and I hope that this collection of work can give an insight into me and my designs.”
The exhibition also offers a glimpse of Shriek's latest collection entitled Now, Voyager.
Costumes he created for productions of Puss in Boots and Aladdin at The Customs House will also go on display in a separate pantomime exhibition.
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