18/05/2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ReMode, 43b High Street, PA1 2AH
In this talk and interactive object handling session, Lucy will guide us through some of the key defining features of Victorian fashion. Social, fashionable, and technological changes will be explored through a timeline of dress, culminating in the analysis of surviving clothing from the nineteenth century.
Lucy McConnell, a Dress and Textile Historian, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Huddersfield. Lucy’s specialisms include textiles produced in Paisley, with a focus on the Paisley Shawl, and the Second World War Utility Clothing Scheme.
Working in museums, exhibitions, object-based research, lecturing and costuming for film, Lucy has been able to explore a variety of areas of the history of fashion and dress.
Extant garments and accessories, from both Lucy’s own personal collection and the collections of the Sma’ Shot Cottages, will be on display to illustrate the talk, in an exciting opportunity for attendees to see and handle original clothing from the Victorian period!
This event has been arranged and put on by our ReMotivators.
This is a free event but booking is essential due to limited places.
|Apparel a la Mode: Visions of Victorian Fashion, c. 1840s -1900.