The Crafts of Fashion

Join the Chanel and le19M Chair in Fashion Savoir Faire with a panel of experts in the Metiers d'Arts for an exploration of the craftsmanship of couture, past and present, and how it is being celebrated, preserved, and exhibited.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

Past Event
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Le 19M is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the Metiers d’Arts of fashion and decoration, bringing skilled artisans and archives under one roof. Join Émilie Hammen, Professor and Director of the CHANEL and le19M Chair in Fashion Savoir-Faire and a panel of experts for a discussion of how the savoir-faire of fashion are studied, preserved, and exhibited.

She will be joined on the evening by Miren Arzalluz, director of the Palais Galliera; Garance Salaün, head of archives and heritage at Montex, the embroidery atelier at le19M; and Central Saint Martin Professor Emerita, Caroline Evans for a thought-provoking talk that will draw on the recent research and publication supported by CHANEL, le19M, and the Institut Français de la Mode.

The evening is in celebration of the launch of the English publication of The Crafts of Fashion: Sources, published by B42, the first volume of a series dedicated to this dynamic field of research and bringing together scholars, curators and designers.

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