Make-Up Fashions in Restoration England
- What:Membership Events
- Where: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