Uncommon Threads Symposium

Friday, February 8, 2013
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (ET)
Denius Student Center John and Martha Hartley Room, Denius Student Ctr
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Keidra Navaroli
Ruth Funk Textiles Center

 Uncommon Threads Luncheon and Symposium:

“London Calling: British Fashions from the Titanic to Today”

Friday, February 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, Denius Student Center, Hartley Room; Tickets: $60

Guest Speaker: Lauren D. Whitley, curator in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

London has been a major player in the fashion world in the past forty years, producing a number of important, innovative designers. Yet, its influence began much earlier than that. This talk will explore London’s contributions to creative fashion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the intrepid designer Lady Duff Gordon, who survived the sinking of the Titanic, through Mod styles of Swinging London in the 1960s, Punk fashions of the 1970s, to the avant-garde designs of international superstars such as John Galliano and the late Alexander McQueen. The lecture will conclude with a look at the newest generation of young designers making waves in London’s fashion scene today.

Image courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 



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