Talk Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: A Victorian Christmas

Join expert curators and inspiring speakers for our free weekly lunchtime lectures.

  • Wednesday, 11 December 2019

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: A Victorian Christmas photo

The Victorians invented or perfected many of our most treasured Christmas traditions: Christmas cards, Christmas trees, and Christmas crackers can trace their popularity to the mid-nineteenth century. Fashion joined in the festive spirit, too, with designs and fabrics that made the most of the holiday mood. For this talk we're joined by Rebecca Mitchell, editor of Fashioning the Victorians, to explore the fads and fashions of the Victorian yuletide, from dresses to decorations.

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