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Brian May, Denis Pellerin & Lynda Nead: Crinolines

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Brian May, Denis Pellerin & Lynda Nead: Crinolines

Time: April 27, 2016 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Street: Cromwell Road
City/Town: London
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Event Type: public, talk
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2016

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Talk, 3-D projection, live models and book signing

Musician Brian May joins fellow historians Denis Pellerin and Professor Lynda Nead in conversation about crinoline. Popular at various periods since the mid-19th century, crinoline is typically described as a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman's skirt.

In association with “Undressed: A brief history of underwear”, and with the use of 3D projection, the speakers discuss why it became such an object of fascination and derision in its own time and why it continues to inspire and intrigue fashion designers today.

The authors of “Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster”, Brian May and Denis Pellerin, will be signing copies of their book after the event.

Published by The London Stereoscopic Company, the book is a compelling, visually striking 3-D exploration of one of fashion’s most disastrous yet most celebrated garments, the Crinoline, featuring contributions from the curator of Undressed, Edwina Ehrman, along with fashion greats such as Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes.


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