Talks & Events


Meet Dame Zandra Rhodes + Afternoon Exhibition Preview

Wednesday 25 September | 4pm – 6pm

We are excited to announce that Dame Zandra Rhodes will be joining the Museum team for a glass of fizz at this exclusive meet and greet event. Enjoy the first opportunity to meet Zandra and preview Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous before the exhibition opens to the public.

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Meet Dame Zandra Rhodes + Breakfast Exhibition Preview

Thursday 26 September | 10am – 12pm

Start your morning in style and join Dame Zandra Rhodes at this exclusive meet and greet event. Enjoy a cup of tea and fresh pastries at this morning preview of Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous, before the exhibition before it opens to the public.

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Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous – Curator Talk

Friday 27 September | 11:15am (Sold Out)

Join British design legend Dame Zandra Rhodes alongside the curatorial team from the Fashion and Textile Museum to hear the behind the scenes story of Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous.

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Working for Christian Dior: The Insights of a 1950s Fashion Model

Thursday 10 October | 6pm–8pm

Working for Christian Dior, published by Zuleika Books, is a contemporary personal reflection by Jean Dawnay on her season working as a salon model for Dior’s spring/summer collection of 1950. In this Thursday evening talk join Jean Dawnay’s daughter Katya Galitzine for a fascinating account of the intricacies of daily life working at Dior.

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The Making of Tatty Devine

Thursday 17 October | 6pm–8pm

Join Tatty Devine co-founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine for this Thursday evening talk, as they look back on twenty years of their irreverent, cult art jewellery. Riffing on themes of collaboration, creativity and craft, they will expand on the ethos behind the brand and how they have balanced being business savvy with their creative passion.

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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day 2019

Tuesday 22 October | 12pm-3pm

Newham College’s Fashion and Tailoring department is holding a series of interactive open days in 2019 at the UK’s only museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion, The Fashion and Textile Museum at London Bridge.

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Alchemy of Screen Print Exploration

Thursday 31 October | 6–8pm

Textile innovator and designer Trish Belford will present an illustrated talk showcasing some of the screen printing techniques she specially developed for many UK fashion and textile designers; Vivienne Westwood, Georgina Von Etzdorf, Neisha Crosland, Helen Storey, Liberty Prints, English Eccentrics and Zandra Rhodes.

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Couture Inside Out

Wednesday 11 December | 11:30am–1pm

Join the Museum’s exhibitions team for this rare opportunity to view the ins and outs of couture construction. Take an up-close and intimate look at selected garments from the Fashion and Textile Museum Collection plus a selection of pieces from the Zandra Rhodes archive, and discuss some of the many fascinating stories behind the clothes.

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