The Fashion Museum Bath will host a series of Twilight Talks this autumn, where expert speakers will talk about fashion-related subjects ranging from royal style to the history of fabrics.
Fashion fans will also be able to enjoy an exclusive In Conversation evening with British couturier Jon Moore, who will discuss his rise to Royal Couturier at Hardy Amies and designer for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The events are designed to complement the Fashion Museum’s current Royal Women exhibition (www.fashionmuseum.co.uk/royalwomen).
Councillor Paul Myers, cabinet member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “These talks are a wonderful opportunity for local people to hear speakers from national institutions such as the V&A, The Royal Collection and the Museum of London. We look forward to welcoming these experts to Bath for what should be a fascinating series of evening events.”
Twilight Talks take place at the Fashion Museum from 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Tickets cost £10 adult / £8 student including a glass of wine.
Vivien Leigh: 3D
Thursday 13 September 2018
Keith Lodwick, Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will share a treasure trove of 3D stereoscopic slides from the Vivien Leigh archive.
Charlotte, the Blue Stocking Queen
Thursday 20 September 2018
Hear Polly Putnam, Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, discuss Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), her life and her dress.
Royal Women: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Thursday 11 October 2018
Caroline de Guitaut, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust, will look back on the life and fashion style of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900-2002).
The Golden Thread
Thursday 8 November 2018
The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St Clair explores how fabrics have changed and shaped our world. A book signing will accompany this talk by the author.
Royal Women: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret
Thursday 22 November 2018
Join Beatrice Behlen, Curator at the Museum of London, as she discusses the glamorous style of Princess Margaret (1930-2002).
The In Conversation event will take place at the Fashion Museum from 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Tickets cost £15 adult / £12.50 student including a glass of wine.
In Conversation with Jon Moore, British Couturier
Friday 26 October 2018
Join Rosemary Harden, Fashion Museum Curator, in conversation with Jon Moore, a British couturier. Discover Jon’s rise to Royal Couturier at Hardy Amies and designer for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Tickets for all events can be booked from Bath Box Office at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk.
For more information about the Fashion Museum please visit www.fashionmuseum.co.uk.