The idea of the exhibition, organized for 60th anniversary of the company, came about after the fashion designer Tomasz Ossoliński had discovered the collection of clothes with the label of Moda Polska in Jerzy Antkowiak’s house. Part of this collection, chosen by curators, was exhibited next to objects from museum and other private collections.
The show, presented on two floors, told the story of the company through clothes, accessories, documents and memorabilia. The first floor was focused on the history of Moda Polska – from the condition of Polish fashion after Second World War by the establishment of the brand to changes in the company influenced by social, cultural and economical phenomena of the subsequent decades. Moreover, the important context for curators and the team preparing the show was the biography of Jadwiga Grabowska – the first art director of the company, active between 1958 and 1967 – and Jerzy Antkowiak himself. Some exhibition space also showcased the work of other fashion designers who had been working in the company over the years. In the second part of the show, located on the lower floor, viewers could see silhouettes designed by Jerzy Antkowiak for Moda Polska and documents such as Jerzy Antkowiak’s drawings, covers of magazines or photographs which pictured the way the designer’s atelier functioned – from initial idea to the final product.