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Night and Day, 1930s Fashion for a Changing Society

Explore the Fashion and Textile Museum’s popular exhibition, Night and Day: 1930s Fashions and Photographs with the museum’s Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft.

The 1930s was a decade of unprecedented events and change across society, and the fashions of the times reflect these shifts in culture. This talk will look at some of the themes explored by the exhibition including the changing realities of the global economy, transport and travel, nightlife and the influence of cinema on style. The illustrated talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Join us for a fantastic opportunity to look back at the exhibition originally displayed at the Fashion and Textile Museum in the winter of 2018/19. The exhibition toured to the American Museum & Gardens near Bath in 2020.

Ticket: £5.00

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

Zandra Rhodes In Conversation

In this exclusive online talk, Zandra will be in conversation with our very own Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft.

Discover Zandra’s journey from the Royal College of Art in the 1960s, to her place among the new wave of British designers in 1970s and onwards across fifty years of ground-breaking, diverse and internationally popular collections. Zandra and Dennis will offer an exciting insight into the world of fashion, via personal experiences, adventures and anecdotes.

Zandra’s unique use of bold prints, fiercely feminine and instantly recognisable patterns and theatrical colour palettes have sealed her place in design history, while her pink hair, statement make-up and wearable art jewellery continue to stamp her personal identity on the international fashion scene. Zandra and Dennis will also be delving into the design skill and personal brand behind five decades of Zandra’s vast and remarkably successful career so far.

Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded her eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress. With this concept as a starting point and with her distinctive approach to cut and form, the house of Zandra Rhodes soon became one of the most recognisable labels in London.

Dennis Nothdruft is Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum and curator of Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous.

Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion, £30, published by Yale University Press, is available to buy from our online shop here.

Ticket: £5.00
BOOK YOUR TICKETS

This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 6pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

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