Fans of fashion, history or performance can get up close and personal to a range of genuine historical dress at a series of heritage talks in Perth Theatre.
The two-part series starts on Saturday 8 February at 2pm in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio with Capturing Fashion, Glamour and Prestige (Part I: 1850-1900). Part II: 1900-1950 is on Tuesday 3 March.
The talks will be by Dr Lin Gardner, who recently catalogued the collection of women’s clothing and accessories which has been donated to Perth Theatre over the last 50 years.
Dr Gardner, research assistant in History at the University of Glasgow said:
“This will be the first opportunity to introduce this marvellous collection of women’s dress which has been donated to Perth Theatre over the last 50 years. This collection of almost 200 garments shows the changes in fashion and clothing production across a century. It includes hand-stitched dresses from the 1860s and elegantly beaded evening dresses from the Edwardian era. There are also dresses made in Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is even a dress made by a court dressmaker in London who made dresses for Queen Mary. These talks will give audiences a chance to explore this exciting collection and see the changing silhouette between 1850 and 1950. There will also be a rare opportunity to see a few of these garments up close, to look inside and see how they were made. These beautiful garments show off the skills of their makers and the style of their wearers. They offer audiences a fascinating glimpse of the past.”
For tickets and info for Capturing Fashion, Glamour and Prestige (Part I: 1850-1900) ion Saturday 8 February and Part II 1900-1950 on Tuesday 3 March in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio visit www.horsecross.co.uk or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.
Tuesday 4 February 2020