FASHION AND DEMOCRACY?
Comme des Garcons 2011
COSTUME SOCIETY’S 2019 CONFERENCE IS TAKING PLACE IN THE RECENTLY RENOVATED WHITWORTH GALLERY IN MANCHESTER, ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE GALLERIES IN THE NORTH. LECTURES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE GRAND HALL, WITH VISITS TO THE GALLERY’S NEW STUDY CENTRE, PLATT HALL, ELIZABETH GASKELL’S HOUSE AND THE TEXTILE CONSERVATION CENTRE* AT THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM.
Presentations will explore the theme of ‘Fashion and Democracy?’.
Keynote speakers are:
• Professor John Styles, Research Professor in History, University of Hertfordshire, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Victoria and Albert Museum ‘Fashion to a Timetable:
Re-scheduling European Fashion in an Era of Expanding Markets, 1500-1800’
• Dr Philip Sykas, Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University, Maintaining a distance: fashion in the wake of Manchester’s calicos
• Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces, Royalty and Fashionn over 500 years
Paper Subjects will fall within some of the following headings:
• The impact of technology
• The use of dress to communicate political affiliation and resistance
• Non-elite fashion and consumer demand
• Street style
• The fashion press and fashion in film