Fashion is today one of the most important forms of popular expression. But where does ‘Art’ come in?
For centuries, artists have engaged with and influenced fashion, many even designing the very stuff of its support, cloth. Learn how art forms as different as history painting, sculpture, portrait painting, print-making and the commercial art, ephemera and photography of our own era have depicted, created and promoted fashions. Gain a sense of fashion history from the Middle Ages to our time.
DR PETER MCNEIL is Professor of Design History at University of Technology Sydney and Foundation Professor of Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden.
He is the author of numerous publications including ten works on fashion, including the best-selling Shoes, also translated into Italian (with G, Riello 2006; 2011). Current book projects include the ‘long’ history of luxury, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom and fashion writing from the 17th century to the present day
Alexander Roslin (1718 – 1793), John Jennings Esq., his Brother and Sister-in-Law, 1769, collection of the National Museum, Stockholm
Read about Peter McNeil’s other lecture High-Heel Heaven above