Wednesday 27 May 2020, Getting Dressed with Jenny Tiramani, Susannah Buxton and Zack Pinsent
Wednesday 27 May 2020
Swedenborg Hall, The Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH.
This will be our first talk on historical dress and costume. Jenny Tiramani, Susannah Buxton and Zack Pinsent all work with historical dress; researching, making and writing on dress from different periods in history. They will give us an insight into their careers and their period of interest.
Jenny Tiramani is the Principal of The School of Historical Dress, London. 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 of 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 the challenges of being a costume designer.
Zack Pinsent, founder and owner of Pinsent Tailoring, is known for dressing in Regency clothing everyday; 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.
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