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Past Events

Curator's Gallery Talk - 22 November 2008

Curator NJ Stevenson will provide a guided tour of Billy: Bill Gibb's Moment in Time

Free event with exhibition ticket. more

Ethical Fashion Forum: New Entrepreneurs - 5 November 2008

Workshops for young fashion entrepreneurs - throughout November.

New Entrepreneurs aims to help all budding fashion entrepreneurs learn about sustainable business practices with a series of two-hour fashion specific workshops which will offer you the opportunity to learn from pioneers in the ethical fashion industry. more

Half term sessions: sketching Bill Gibb (30th/31st Oct) - 30 October 2008

Come along and try your hand at sketching our fantastic Bill Gibb exhibition.

Thursday 30th Oct 2.00pm (for students up to 12 years)

Friday 31st Oct 2.00pm (for students 13 to 16 yrs) more

School Holiday Sessions - Sketching the Little Black Dress - 14 August 2008

Various dates throughout August

School age students are invited to come along and try their hand at sketching our fantastic selection of Little Black Dresses. The workshops are just £3 including entry to the exhibition. Materials are provided. more

Masterclass: Iconic make up through the ages - 10 July 2008

Thursday 10th July 2008 6.00pm-8.00pm         

Presented by Terry Barber, Director of Make up Artistry, M.A.C

To coincide with the Little Black Dress Exhibition, The Fashion and Textile Museum and M.A.C are delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening with Terry Barber, a highly experienced artist in the world of fashion.

From Bardot to Winehouse, the sculpted eye look is to make up what the little black dress is to fashion: a timeless classic. more

In conversation with Amanda Wakeley - 9 July 2008

Wednesday 9th July 2008 6:30-8:00pm

FTM is delighted to present an evening with internationally renowned designer, Amanda Wakeley.

Amanda launched her signature label in 1990 and over the past decade and a half has developed an international reputation for designing supremely luxurious, elegant women’s wear and accessories. She is the winner of several awards including three British Fashion Awards for Glamour. more

Presentation skills workshop: The Retail Dragons' Den - 2 July 2008

Wednesday 2nd July 2008 6.30pm-8.30pm

Presented by Sara Gatoff and Maureen Cook from Buying Vision Ltd

Selling your products to a retail buyer can feel like entering the Dragons' Den.

Buyers are looking for you to demonstrate and communicate your design ability, your commercial awareness, an understanding of their customer, their market and their needs.

They need you to have a product range and not just one design or one idea and to present in a succinct, coherent and structured manner.

Can you do this?

Come and find out some of the tricks buyers use, the questions they may ask and the answers they want to hear. more

Little Black Hat Workshop - 28 June 2008

Saturday 28th June 2008 10:00am-1:00pm

It's regarded as a fashion essential, something you'd never be without. The Little Black Dress is a wardrobe staple. So how about crowning the LBD with an LBH?

Make your own exclusive Little Black Hat at a workshop with one of the country's leading milliners. more

Little Black Dress Curatorís Talk - 21 June 2008

Saturday 21st June - Midday

An exciting opportunity to take part in a guided tour through the gallery space with curator Eleanor Thompson from Brighton Museum, who will be offering insight into the dresses on display. The tour will last approximately half an hour.

Free with purchase of a ticket to the exhibition. more

Talk With Christopher Breward - Fashion Historian and Author - 23 May 2008

Friday 23rd May 2008 6:30-8:00 pm

FTM is pleased to welcome eminent fashion historian and author Christopher Breward, of the V&A, for an informative and exciting talk on men’s style.

His books have included Fashioning London: Clothing and the Modern Metropolis and The Culture of Fashion: A New History of Fashionable Dress.

The evening’s talk will provide an insight into many facets of the male image, dress and masculinity. more

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