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Flowered Silk and Duchesse Satin

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Curator Shelley Tobin takes a closer look at fashionable dress highlighting some of the most prevalent colours and patterns favoured by fashionable women in the mid to late-19th century.

Both the National Trust collections and those at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter preserve many silk afternoon and evening dresses made between 1840-1900. Attention is often focused on the impressive ‘big frock’, rather than the textiles and trimmings they are made from. This talk will explore the versatility of silk and its use in the Victorian period.

Curator Shelley Tobin takes a closer look at fashionable dress highlighting some of the most prevalent colours and patterns favoured by fashionable women in the mid to late-19th century.

From plain crisp silk taffeta to complicated Jacquards, re-made 18th-century woven silks to ‘transformation’ dress, this talk will aim to unpick the hidden stories of individual silk gowns in the collections.

The talk will be held online via Zoom. Ticket entry is by Give What You Can donations welcome, in partnership with Friends Of Macclesfield Museums. Every donation, of any size, makes an important difference in helping the work with our local community and preserving the collections. Please consider giving what you can.

Details

Date: September 15
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event CategoryOther Events

Venue

Venue Name: Online Event
Address: United Kingdom
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Organiser

Organizer Name: Macclesfield Silk Museum
Phone: 01625 612045
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