HOW DOES A CHARACTER IN FICTION, BECOME A FASHION ICON? with Lise Rodgers

Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

How does a character in fiction, become a fashion icon?

Why do we describe certain styles as being very Breakfast at Tiffany’s, very Gone with the Wind, or even, very Jane Austen, very Nancy Mitford.

How does a character’s clothing in a novel, become such an identifiable look in our minds that it takes on a life of its own. Going back to the source – the stories themselves – let’s meet some of these icons as they first appeared on the page.

LISE RODGERS is an accomplished Melbourne actress whose career has spanned stage, screen and radio. Widely known for her ongoing Jane Austen series of performances, it is her passion for the Spoken Word that inspires her series of performed readings –Literature Out Loud.

The Johnston Collection is delighted to be a participant in the VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL 2017 ARTS PROGRAM with three special lectures in March. The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.

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