Enfield Museum presents Wedding Dresses 1775-2014; a talk by the V&A’s Edwina Ehrman

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Enfield Museum presents Wedding Dresses 1775-2014; a talk by the V&A’s Edwina Ehrman

Time: December 2, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Enfield Museum, The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House
Street: 39 London Road
City/Town: Enfield Town
Website or Map: http://enfield.gov.uk/museum
Phone: 020 8807 6680
Event Type: talk, private, view, exhibition
Event Added By: Enfield Museum
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2015

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Join Enfield Museum for this free talk from one of London’s top curators!

Following her blockbuster exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Textiles and Fashion Curator Edwina Ehrman shares the story of the iconic white wedding dress.

This will highlight some of the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant dresses from the V&A’s superb collection, revealing fascinating details about their histories and the lives of the wearers.  The talk will be followed by a private view of the exhibition ‘Just Married: 150 Years of Enfield Weddings’ and a chance to talk to Poppy Singer, the Conservator who restored the dresses on display. Wine and Light refreshments will be available. 

About Edwina Ehrman:

Edwina Ehrman is a Textiles and Fashion Curator at the V&A and a specialist in 19th century fashion and the history of London fashion. She is the Lead Curator of Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, which will be displayed at the V&A from April 2016- February 2017. She previously curated the Museum’s very successful exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 and until 2013 she was the lead curator for The Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion. Her publications include London Couture 1923-1975: British Luxury (V&A Publications, forthcoming September 2015) of which she is co-editor and a contributor, Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions (V&A Publications 2011, 2014), and The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk (Yale University Press, 2006). Until 1989 Edwina worked at the Museum of London where she was Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Art. She is currently Chair of the Dress and Textiles Specialist Subject Network (DATS).


About Poppy Singer:

Poppy Singer is a graduate of the the Textile Conservation CentreCourtauld Institute of Art's three-year postgraduate diploma course in Textile Conservation. After training Poppy took up the post of Textile Conservation Officer at The Museum of London. Subsequently she returned to The Textile Conservation Centre as ConservatorTutor. Since 1988 she has been working in private practice, both independently and in association with Annabel. Poppy recently spent time at the Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore on a 6-week Fellowship.

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Booking required - please visit http://www.enfield.gov.uk/millfield/homepage/17/whats_on_dugdale

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