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Behind the scenes at the V&A: Friends and Patrons only

24 September 2015 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes in the V&A Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion, for a discussion of pre-eminent women designers through time.

We will be led on our visit by Sonnet Stanfill, curator of 20th century and contemporary fashion at the V&A, and the centre manager, Suzanne Smith.  We shall tour the centre and the archive storage followed by a close examination of a handful of key objects from the archive.   We will focus on a sampling of a few earlier and a few modern garments in the collection, with an emphasis on female makers, including Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Gres, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood.
Numbers are limited, so RSVP early.  Cost Patrons £20; Friends £25.  RSVP to RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org.  Post cheque to UK Friends of NMWA, Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.

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Date:
24 September 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

V&A – Olympia