Masters of Modern Fashion: Worth to Westwood

Short course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Thursday 28 September 2017 – Thursday 7 December 2017

  • Seminar Room 4

  • Course price £380.00 - £507.00

Explore the key developments in fashion over the twentieth century, covering some of the masters of design who have radically changed the way we dress. This course will provide insights into how fashion is designed, made, and marketed, bringing out both continuity and changes over the last hundred years.

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Portrait of Course Leader Clare Rose

Course Leader
Clare Rose

Dr Clare Rose is an expert on the history of fashion who frequently lectures at the V&A, and is the Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies at the Royal School of Needlework. She has published many books and articles, and her training as a museum curator means she has a detailed understanding of the techniques that produce innovative garments.

These courses have a very friendly and engaging atmosphere. Excellent speakers. 2015/2016 Short Course Student

Course overview

We will examine the technical innovations that have produced radical new designs – and the collaborations between designers and artists that have made fashion a form of wearable art. Embracing the truly global reach of contemporary fashion, we will study the work of avant-garde designers in Japan and in India. Closer to home we will look at developments in clothes shopping, from the department stores of Edwardian London to the boutiques of 1960s Chelsea. The course will include a visit to the V&A’s Clothworkers’ Centre to examine iconic couture garments, while unpublished images and documents will allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of the V&A Fashion Collection.

This 10 week course has a half term on the 26 October.

£507 full price, £456 over 60s, £380 concessions
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love in a group who share your passion, and enjoy guided access to the V&A collections with expert tutors and lecturers. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Short course: Masters of Modern Fashion: Worth to Westwood

28 September 2017 - 7 December 2017

£380.00 - £507.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)