V&A: Brian May, Denis Pellerin & Professor Lynda Nead “Crinoline” talk


Newly announced – a talk by Brian May, Denis Pellerin on their new title “Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster” – along witht Professor Lynd Nead (Curator: “Undressed: A brief history of underwear” exhibition). You can also buy tickets for the exhinbition – see below.

Now on sale. Be an Early Bird !!


Brian May, Denis Pellerin and Professor Lynda Nead: Crinolines
What: Evening events
When: Wed 27 April 18:30 -19:30
Where: The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Musician Brian May joins fellow historians Denis Pellerin and Professor Lynda Nead in conversation about crinoline. Popular at various periods since the mid-19th century, crinoline is typically described as a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman’s skirt. In association with “Undressed: A brief history of underwear”, and with the use of 3D projection, the speakers discuss why it became such an object of fascination and derision in its own time and why it continues to inspire and intrigue fashion designers today.

The authors of “Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster”, Brian May and Denis Pellerin, will be signing copies of their book after the event.

Published by The London Stereoscopic Company, the book is a compelling, visually striking 3-D exploration of one of fashion’s most disastrous yet most celebrated garments, the Crinoline, featuring contributions from the curator of Undressed, Edwina Ehrman, along with fashion greats such as Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes.

Wednesday 27 April: 18:30 -19:30
£10/ £7 concessions

Early bird booking open 8 March – BOOKING HERE [Tickets from £10.00 concessions available]


Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
What: Exhibitions
When: Saturday 16 April 2016 – Sunday 12 March 2017
Where: Fashion Temporary Exhibition Space


EXHIBITION: Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day. Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.

TICKETS ON SALE FROM SUNDAY 6 MARCH – BOOKING HERE [Tickets From £12.00 – concessions available]
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