EVENT: British Couture by Royal Appointment at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment is now open to the public until 23rd February, 2013.

An exhibition to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrating the impact of royal celebrity on 20th century British fashion.

A major retrospective of London couture designed by Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies, and Frederick Fox.

– Features exceptional examples of British couture for clients including HM Queen Mary, Oonagh Guinness, Diana, Princess of Wales, Mildred Shay the ‘Pocket Venus’, Princess Olga Romanoff, Raine Spencer, Barbara Cartland and Sarah, Duchess of York, as well as designs and embroidery for HM The Queen.

In addition to the exhibition there are exciting programme of talks and workshops:

Couture Inside Out – Zandra Rhodes
Thursday 22 November / 1.30-3.30pm
£25 / £20 students

Join Curator Dennis Nothdruft for an up-close and intimate look at highlights from the Zandra Rhodes Archive. more

An Afternoon with Norman Hartnell
Wednesday 28 November / 2.30pm
£15 / £12 students includes tea or coffee

Join biographer Michael Pick for an illustrated talk and exhibition tour on the life and work of Norman Hartnell. more

Vogue On – 20th Century Fashion
Wednesday 28 November / 6.30pm
£25 / £20 students

An authoritative guide to the work of influential 20th century designers: Elsa Schiaparelli, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen. more

How to Sell Slow Fashion
Thursday 29 November / 6.30pm
£15 / £12 students includes a drink

Join Womenswear designer Susie Stone to learn the ethos of slow fashion. 

The Look of Lace – Lace making with Naomi Ryder
Saturday 1 December / 11am-4pm
£70 including materials

This workshop reveals the potential of machine embroidery to create stunning lace effects. more

An Afternoon with Hardy Amies
Wednesday 5 December / 2.30pm
£15 / £12 students includes tea or coffee

Author of the new illustrated biography Hardy Amies, Michael Pick shares his research in this fascinating talk.

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