Thursday 25 October / 6-8pm
£15 / £12 students | Book Online
“As far as I’m concerned, leopard print is a neutral” – Jenna Lyons, fashion designer
Join award-winning journalist Hilary Alexander in discussing her first book Leopard: Fashion’s Most Powerful Print. The talk examines the enduring appeal of fashion’s most perennial print through the warriors, celebrities and royalty who have worn it throughout the centuries.
Whether symbolizing power through the use of pelts in tribal and military uniforms or oozing glamour and sex appeal on Hollywood starlets, leopard print has become so ubiquitous that to many it is now seen as a neutral. A truly versatile pattern, Hilary Alexander explores its place in fashion history from Ancient Egyptians to Bet Lynch to Lady Gaga.
Leopard: Fashion’s Most Powerful Print, £16.99, published by Laurence King Publishing, is the ultimate visual guide exploring Leopard print. The book brings together an excellently curated collection of images of the iconic print, looking at its history from the Stone Age to the digital age with chapters such as ‘Wild Warrior’, ‘Diva Skin’ and ‘On the Prowl’.
Hilary Alexander is a New Zealand-born fashion journalist, twice Journalist of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. She is currently the editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly, and previously was the Fashion Editor at the Daily Telegraph. Her contributions to fashion journalism have been widely recognized, having been appointed OBE. Hilary has also won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s special Eugenia Sheppard Media Award and has been named Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London.
The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the current exhibition. The talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a book signing in the foyer. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition and guests are welcome to view this before or after the talk.
£15 / £12 students. All tickets include a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
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