Image: Gabriella Wilde as Caroline Penvenen in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Poldark, Mammoth Screen.
The next Selvedge social takes place on Wednesday 27 May and will be our first talk on historical dress and costume. Our presenters will be Jenny Tiramani, Susannah Buxton and Zack Pinsent, all experts in historical dress from different periods in history. During Getting Dressed they will each give us an insight into their careers and their period of interest, with the opportunity for Q&A.
Image: Jenny Tiramani (left), Ulinka Rublack (right), Cambridge University Faculty of History www.hist.cam.ac.uk.
Jenny Tiramani is the Principal of The School of Historical Dress, London. Her publications include Patterns of Fashion 4, with Janet Arnold and Santina M. Levey, 2008, three books for the V&A on 17th century dress, (co-author) 2011, 2012 & 2016, and Patterns of Fashion 5: The content, cut, construction of bodies, stays, hoops and rumps c.1595-1795, (co-author) 2018.
Susannah Buxton is one of the UK's leading costume designers with over 30 years’ experience. Some of her most prominent projects include Downton Abbey, Poldark, Burton and Taylor and Mr Wroe's Virgins. On top of a BAFTA and EMMY award she has received two Royal Television Society Awards and a Costume Designers Guild (USA) Award. She will be talking about her role designing the costumes for Downton Abbey and its challenges.
Zack Pinsent, founder and owner of Pinsent Tailoring, is known for dressing in Regency clothing every day; his own creations which he tailors and makes by hand. His bespoke tailoring service strives for historical accuracy and has an impressive online following, recently catching the attention of the BBC. His insight into wearing, designing and making historical dress not only embodies technical skill and historical knowledge but a lifestyle and, for our event, he will be taking us through his experience of getting dressed.
Getting Dressed, Wednesday 27 May 2020, 6-8pm, London. For more information and to book tickets visit Talks.