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Make-Up Fashions in Restoration England

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    SC, Hochhauser

“A pretty fellow lacquers his face with as many varnishes as a fine lady ” – The Connoisseur, 1764. Join Rosemarie Swinfield, make-up designer and author of Period Make-up for the Stage, as she discusses the extraordinary story of the painted faces of high society in seventeenth and eighteenth-century England.

Discover the lengths both fashionable women and men went to in order to achieve a youthful and unblemished complexion, and the penalties they paid in achieving it.

V&A Daytime Talk: 15.00 – 16.00 (talk); 16.00 – 16.30 (refreshments)

£12 (including tea and coffee)

Image: Rosemarie Swinfield, Restoration Make-up (c) Colin Willoughby

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