A flyer for the fair when it first started!

A flyer for the fair when it first started!

Frock Me vintage fair was established in the late 1990's. It's the original London vintage fair and is held at Chelsea Old Town Hall.  It was started by Matthew Adams, who has been running antiques fairs and markets in London for over 36 years and continues to run the popular 'Horti fair'.  Formerly an antiques dealer himself, he originally started a decorative arts and vintage fair at Kensington Town Hall in 1997 which became extremely popular amongst those seeking out vintage fashion.  Due to it's popularity, he decided to start up a purely vintage fashion event and moved it to Chelsea Old Town Hall and it has been held there ever since.    

The exhibitors come from across the UK and some come from France (Paris and Bordeaux) and at the moment we have just under 60 exhibitors at each event.  Many have formerly been costume designers for film and TV or have a background in fashion design.  Each has their own specialism- for example fashion from the 1920’s; 1970's labels such as Ossie Clark and Biba; French textiles and popular vintage designer labels such as Chanel.  Find out more about our stallholders here.  

Check out our gallery here,  all images taken at our past events.