Talk: Revolutionary Style: Fashion in the Eighteenth Century

The fashion of the 18th Century is synonymous with luxury and extravagance, but the tumultuous period at the end of the century saw revolution in France affect both society and style.

In this illustrated talk, fashion historian Amber Butchart looks at the politics of dress and display through some of the era's key figures - from Casanova to Catherine the Great, and from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Marie Antoinette - to dissect how wealth and power were read on the body through attire, and how the Revolutionary Era brought about huge transformations in the way both men and women dressed.

Fashion historian and author, Amber is Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion. She works across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia.

Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA /18’s and under free via YAP