The Fit between Jewellery and Fashion

23 Oct 2023 · 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Jewels are intimately tied to the body and to the clothing which covers it. Jewellery has to fit dress, whether the heavy embroidered textiles of the Renaissance or light beaded dresses of the 1920s.

Join curator and author Rachel Church for this online talk that will look at how jewellery has been a key part of costume in the form of jewelled pins, dress ornaments and brooches, and how changing fashions in dress have challenged the role of jewellery. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and join in the conversation.

Who is the speaker?

Rachel Church has written and lectured widely on jewellery history and design. She is the author of 'Rings' (V&A/ Thames and Hudson 2011 and 2017) and 'Brooches and Badges' (V&A/ Thames and Hudson 2019). She has worked as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and was part of the team which redeveloped the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery.

Image credit: Gazette du Bon Ton. Art – Modes & Frivolités reclamemateriaal, Lucien Vogel, 1920 (c) Rijksmuseum