Talk Past event Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape

Explore the craftsmanship behind some of 20th century's most audacious and elegant fashion

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £12.00 - £15.00

    Event is for members only.

Past Event
Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape photo

Charles James, ‘America’s First Couturier’ is known for elegant evening gowns worn by stars like Marlene Dietrich and revolutionary unisex garments such as the eiderdown jacket in the V&A’s collections. Join James’ assistant, Homer Layne and Professor of Fashion Design Dorothea Mink as they consider his innovative structural approach to design and the lasting legacy of his work in the world of fashion in conjunction with their book ‘Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape’ published by Spector Books.
Timing includes a book signing after the talk.