Friday 11 March / 1pm
Join world textile historian and guest curator of the exhibition, Mary Schoeser for a special tour of ART TEXTILES: Marian Clayden. From luxurious furnishings to wearable art, Marian Clayden’s unique colour and resist dyeing techniques star in this first-ever London exhibition of her work.
Famous for her psychedelic clothing and designs for the musical Hair (1968), worn by Elaine Paige and Marsha Hunt among others, Clayden transformed tie-dye techniques into a radical statement of 1960s attitude and style. Likened to Mariano Fortuny and Sonia Delaunay, Clayden’s belief that art should be wearable, led her to create her first atelier fashion range in 1981, and over the next 20 years to dress Hollywood stars including Cher, Whitney Houston and Meryl Streep.
This curator tour is a rare opportunity to learn more about exhibition highlights from the pre-eminent textile authority Mary Schoeser, along with behind-the scenes details about Clayden’s work and techniques.
Numbers are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Image (left): Marian Clayden, Dip Dye, 1970. Raw cotton: folded, tie-dyed, dip-dyed, discharged. 210cm high. Photo © Roger Clayden. Image (right): Marian and Roger Clayden wearing examples of her work.Frequently Asked Questions