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Beauty and the Ball: Fashion, Society and Ballgowns

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    Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

STUDY DAY: Explore the glamorous tradition of the ballgown. Beautiful, bold and even brave, ballgowns are designed for a magical evening in a wondrous setting. Learn about the balls that the dresses were worn to, including debutante balls, the changes in social etiquette and dancing, the dress designers and the array of gowns that transform the wearer into the Belle of the Ball.

Speakers include V&A Co-Curators of Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 Sonnet Stanfill and Oriole Cullen, Prof. Pamela Church-Gibson, London College of Fashion, Prof. Theresa Buckland, Author of Society Dancing: Fashionable Bodies in England 1870-1920, Deirdre Murphy, Curator, Kensington Palace.


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