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Whigs in Wigs: Fashions and Politics in the 18th Century

From fashionistas like Georgina The Duchess of Devonshire, to the outlawing of highland dress in 1746, this talk will examine how fashion was politicised during the 18th Century.


The 18th Century saw much political upheaval, as well as some of the most exaggerated and infamous fashion trends in Western History. We are well aware today of the links between politics and fashion; whether it be wearing slogan t-shirts, ties in party colours or buying garments made in Britain. The 1700s was no different – from fashionistas like Georgina The Duchess of Devonshire, to the outlawing of highland dress in 1746, this talk will examine how fashion was politicised during the 18th Century.

Katie Godman is a Costume Librarian for Islington Education Library Service. She studied MA Fashion Cultures: History and Culture at London College of Fashion and received the Yarwood Award from the Costume Society to fund her research into women’s fashion the early 1800s. She writes book reviews for The Journal of the Association of Dress Historians. Her own books are represented by the John Jarrold Agency and she is currently working on a proposal for a book on the history of Gothic fashion, as well as drafting a novel set during the Napoleonic Wars.


Speaker(s):

Katie Godman | talks

 

Date and Time:

30 May 2020 at 2:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Dr Johnson's House
17 Gough Square
London
EC4A 3DE
0207 353 3745


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Tickets:

Free with standard admission

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Book online at www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events or call 020 7353 3745

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