Talks & Events

Free* | Jazz Age Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of the current exhibition.


Fashion Writing: The Real Issues

Thursday 27 October / 6–8pm

Explore the realities of fashion writing today and how the profession might develop at this frank discussion with a panel of industry experts.


Jewellery with Geoffrey Munn

Thursday 3 November / 6-8pm

Join jewellery expert Geoffrey Munn as he decodes the significance of jewellery across the ages. His talk ‘Pearls and Unicorns – Myth and Reality in Jewellery’ highlights the importance of gemstones and their effect on the human psyche.


Free* | Fashion in the 1920s

Friday 4 November / 11.30am

njoy an overview of everyday clothing during the 1920s at this accessible and informative talk by Jayne Shrimpton, author of the bestselling book Fashion in the 1920s.


Icons of the Jazz Age: The Dolly Sisters

Thursday 10 November / 6–8pm

The delectable dancing Dollies – Hungarian born identical twins Jenny and Rosie – were stars of café society on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1920s.


Free* | Jazz Age Costume Design

Friday 11 November / 11.30am

Join us for this free morning talk which celebrates Jazz Age costume designer Dolly Tree (1899–1962) with new research documenting her life and work.


Jazz Age Gin Tasting

Thursday 17 November / 6–8pm

Be transported to the 1920s at this special viewing of Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs, with a tasting of the best gin on Bermondsey Street.


The Business of Sewing: Tilly and the Buttons

Thursday 24 November / 6–8pm (Fully Booked)

Do you dream of turning your passion into a creative business? Meet Tilly as she shares her story, from the satisfaction of creating her own clothes to the excitement of seeing what other people make with her company's patterns.


Free* | The Savoy Hotel in the Jazz Age

Friday 25 November / 11.30am

Take a virtual tour of The Savoy, London’s first luxury hotel, with archivist Susan Scott as she goes behind-the-scenes of hotel glitz and glamour during the 1920s.


VOGUE: THE SHOE with Harriet Quick

Thursday 1 December / 6pm–8.30pm

Join award-winning journalist, editor, author and previous Fashion Features Director of British Vogue, Harriet Quick, for an illustrated celebration of the shoe as an object of obsession, desire and status across the century.


Fashion Shows in the Early 20th Century

Thursday 8 December / 6–8pm

Explore the history of the first fashion shows in America and France from the late 19th century to the end of the 1920s.


Free* | Art Deco Architecture in London

Friday 9 December / 11.30am and 12:15pm

Join expert guide Yannick Pucci for a dazzling short talk about London’s Jazz Age Architecture.


JOSEF FRANK Meet the Exhibition Curator & Team

Friday 27 January / 1pm

See the new exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting before it opens to the public at this talk and panel discussion with the exhibition curator and designer.


Free* | Josef Frank Curator Tour

Wednesday 1 February / 1pm

Join Dennis Nothdruft, Curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum to see and learn more about the highlights of the exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting


Free* | Josef Frank Exhibition Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 3 February 2017

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of the exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting


Dutch Wax Textiles

Thursday 23 February 2017 / 6–8pm

Hear the amazing story of how Dutch and English machine-made copies of Indonesian Batik, destined for the South-East Asian market in 1900, became an unexpected success on the West Coast of Africa.


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