A public lecture by Amber Butchart "'The soul of this man is his clothes' Shakespeare Style: The Bard’s Influence on Fashion"
This illustrated talk looks at the place of clothes in Shakespeare’s work and his subsequent influence on fashion design, from the classic - such as Dior - to the iconoclastic garb of Gareth Pugh.
As part of the Midsummer Nights Festival 22-26 June.
About the lecturer
Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and author working across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia, who specialises in the historical intersections between dress, politics and culture. She is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion, a former Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and is regularly asked to speak at London’s cultural hotspots, from the Tate to the V&A. Amber has contributed to numerous productions for the BBC, Sky Arts and Channel 4, and is currently making a documentary to air on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service in late 2016. Her publications include The Fashion of Film (Mitchell Beazley, 2016) and Nautical Chic (Thames & Hudson, 2015), and she is currently writing a history of British fashion illustration for the British Library.