Conference | Desiring Fashion

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 21, 2012

From the conference website:

Desiring Fashion: The Consumption and Dissemination of Dress 1750-1850
King’s Manor, University of York, 23 June 2012

Convenor: Serena Dyer

This day conference brings together academic and curatorial work on the desire to dress fashionably in the eighteenth century. From faces to feet, the fashionable men and women of the eighteenth century strove to achieve aesthetic perfection. This series of papers explores the process of fashion dissemination, production and consumption which enabled the fulfilment of these desires, and how this related to the concepts of desire, gender and beauty. The papers to be presented cover subjects such as cosmetics and beauty, fashion plates, silk manufacture and the relationship between dressmaker and client. A small exhibition of fashion plates and accessories from the period will accompany the conference.

Aileen Ribeiro (Courtauld) Desiring Beauty: Women and Cosmetics in the Eighteenth Century

Elisabeth Gernerd (Edinburgh) Pulled Tight and Gleaming: The Stocking’s Position within Eighteenth-Century British Masculinity

Lesley Miller (V&A) Material Marketing: How Lyonnais Manufacturers Sold Their Silks in the 18th Century

Hilary Davidson (Museum of London) Recreating Jane Austen’s Pelisse-Coat

Catherine Flood (V&A) Fashion in Print and the Pleasures of Picturing Modern Life: Fashion Plates and Fashion Satires

Serena Dyer (York) A Beautiful Bargain: Lady Sabine Winn’s Relationship with Fashion

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The registration fee is £12. This includes a simple sandwich lunch, tea and coffee. Registration is now available via our online store. For Members of the University of York, registration is free, but please email cecs1@york.ac.uk to register; the (optional) lunch is £5.

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