VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | FOR THE LOVE OF FASHION 2 | COCO CHANEL – her life and legacy with Kenneth Park

Tuesday 29 Jun 2021, 2:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture Coco Chanel – her life and legacy’ via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

The lecture will begin promptly at 2:30pm. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket. Ticket sales will close at midday on day of lecture, unless sold out prior.

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Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a is an icon in the history of fashion. Coco Chanel was a leading French fashion designer and an astute businesswoman. Her name is the very definition of style (and luxury). In the post-World War I era she popularised a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style replacing the "corseted silhouette". “She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.”

Ever the entrepreneur, Chanel developed many fashion and related products including her signature scent, Chanel No. 5. She was a mover and shaker and mixed like people. Rumours arose about Chanel's activities during the German occupation of France during World War II and after the war, Chanel was interrogated about “her activities. After several post-war years in Switzerland, she returned to Paris and revived her fashion house. This beautifully illustrated lecture explores the story of Coco Chanel and the brand that she created.

KENNETH W PARK has served as Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for just on thirty years. This role sees him responsible for the school’s extensive art and archival collections. Kenneth also consults in both the corporate and public sectors in philanthropic fundraising (especially in planned giving) as well as marketing, sponsorship, art, membership / loyalty and public relations.

An avid traveller, tour leader and lecturer, Kenneth works with a range of tourism organisations and travel companies across the globe. He lives by the motto: ‘Life is a grand tour so make the most of it’. His tertiary studies include political science, administration, museum studies, industrial relations, fine arts, history and international relations. Kenneth has a passion for travel, food, wine, arts, architecture, history, and good conversation … essentially the good life!

Image supplied | Chanel wearing a sailor's jersey and trousers, 1928

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