Talks & Events


Free* Highlights Tour

Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 October | 3pm

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous.

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Zandra Rhodes in conversation with Hilary Alexander

Thursday 28 November | 6–8pm (Sold Out)

The legendary Dame Zandra Rhodes and acclaimed journalist, stylist and broadcaster, Hilary Alexander will be in conversation at this intimate discussion as part of the Museum’s Thursday Lates programme.

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Festive Shopping Soirée

Thursday 5 December | 5:15 - 8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

The Museum is hosting a very special shopping soirée this December. Complete with a glass of fizz and festive nibbles, we will be showcasing the Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous exhibition inspired products available in the museum shop.

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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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Galliano – Spectacular Fashion

Thursday 12 December | 6pm–8pm

Join author Kerry Taylor for this Thursday evening talk, as she explores the life and career of four times British Designer of the Year, John Galliano. From shy St Martins student to internationally renowned fashion designer – the creative genius of John Galliano as told through his clothes.

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The Hartnell Look by Michael Pick

Thursday 19 December | 2pm

This lecture examines the major reasons for Hartnell’s personal success in making London a viable alternative to Parisian haute couture dominance, even when given minimal government assistance in contrast to the French competition.

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Christmas Party

Thursday 19 December | 5:15 - 8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

Celebrate the Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous exhibition in festive style! Join us for a special Zandra Rhodes themed Christmas party with mulled wine and minced pies and kick off the party season with a bang.

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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day

Tuesday 7 January | 12pm - 3pm

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

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Meet Tricia Guild + Breakfast Exhibition Preview

Thursday 13 February | 10-12pm

Start your morning in style and join Tricia Guild OBE at this exclusive meet and greet event. Enjoy a cup of tea and fresh pastries at this morning preview of Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild before the exhibition opens to the public.

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Curator Talk – Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild

Friday 14 February | 1pm

Join the creative force behind Designers Guild, Tricia Guild OBE, alongside the curatorial team from the Fashion and Textile Museum to hear the behind the scenes story of the exhibition Out of the Blue: Fifty years of Designers Guild.

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Tricia Guild in conversation

Thursday 27 February | 6–8pm

The acclaimed designer Tricia Guild will be in conversation with the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft, at this intimate discussion, part of the Museum’s Thursday Lates programme.

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