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A Story of Rags to Riches - SOLD OUT!

Hosted by the Consul of the London Fashion Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Mon 23 Oct 18:30 - 20:00

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A Story of Rags and Riches: Bringing Together Film Costume and Fashion in the Museum.
6.30-8pm, 23 October, RHS East
Fashion curation explores ways to tell stories with clothing. Constructing a narrative with an exhibition that has multiple elements requires consideration of layers of research and information. This event, presented by NJ Stevenson brings together film costume and fashion curation professionals to speak about their practices and discuss the processes and challenges of curating and making an exhibition about period film costume and fashion.
NJ Stevenson, as part of her practice based research that informs her PhD thesis is developing an exhibition, Retrovision: Period Film Costume and Fashion which will examine how period film costume can reflect contemporaneous fashion and, in turn, influence trends. Looking at moments when period film costume and fashion synthesise, the exhibition explores the relationship between the two, asking questions about the role of nostalgia in everyday life.
This evening event features three experts in the field of film costume collecting, design, and curating:
John Bright started the costume house, Cosprop, in Protected content , a leading costumier to the film, television and stage industries. Amongst the many productions that Cosprop has supplied with period costume, Out of Africa Protected content , Anna Karenina Protected content , Howards End Protected content A Room with a View Protected content .
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Vicki Russell is a costume designer who learnt her trade at her mother’s knee. The daughter of the director Ken Russell and costume designer Shirley Russell, Vicki appeared as a child in some of the Russells' collaborations including The Boyfriend and Tommy, and went on to serve an apprenticeship at Shirley Russell’s London costume house, The Last Picture Frock.
Dennis Nothdruft is Head Curator at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum, which was founded in Protected content Zandra Rhodes. Curator and author Nothdruft is responsible for the museum’s exhibition programme, including the first major retrospective in the UK of the designer Anna Sui, and the upcoming monograph of the photographer Louise Dahl-Wolf

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