Grayson PerryImage: York Press Grayson Perry
Image: York Press

The exhibition, Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry's Dresses, will be at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery from now until 4th February 2018.

Flamboyant, vibrant and wonderfully detailed - dresses such as the Bo Peep dress Perry's alter-ego Claire wore to collect the 2003 Turner Prize will be one of twelve dresses on display at the Liverpool exhibition.

A dress designed by Angus Lai in 2014, the winning piece from the annual contest Perry hosts for Central Saint Martins students, will also be on public display.

The artist began cross-dressing as a child, creating a fantasy world he explored whilst wearing clothes associated with women. After years of experimenting with cross-dressing, Grayson wanted to provoke more of a reaction, and thus his alter-ego Claire was born. When Claire steps out in public, her clothes are awe-inspiring, admired by the public, gaining Claire and Perry the attention they desire.

More about the exhibition here.