Guest Lecturer, Fashion Historian Amber Butchart: 9th October
Our first term officially as The Northern School of Art is set to be an exciting one as we have our first guest lecturer confirmed and it is fashion historian Amber Butchart.
The Fashion Chronicles: Style Stories of History’s Best Dressed
In this illustrated talk, Amber Butchart talks us through her latest book. The Fashion Chronicles: Style Stories of History’s Best Dressed crosses continents and over 5000 years to show the importance of communication through clothing, featuring 100 people from Sappho to Tutankhamun, Karl Marx and Michelle Obama. The book covers key people in fashion history but also more unexpected figures who used dress to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, or to prop up (or dismantle) regimes and display political allegiances. Acting as a manifesto for fashion history, the book illuminates how the study of clothing can act as a portal to the past.
This is a free event but booking ahead is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amber-butchart-the-fashion-chronicles-style-stories-of-historys-best-dressed-tickets-50114029411
There will be a buffet, drinks and a chance to network at The Northern School of Art’s Church Square Campus in Hartlepool. The event is open to staff, students, alumni and the general public.
9th October 2018
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Networking with refreshments
6.00pm – 7.00pm: Talk by Amber Butchart