Glitter and Glamour

Glitter and Glamour

Saturday 06 October 2012

The modern understanding of glamour started at the beginning of the twentieth century when the influence of Orientalism and the exotic brought a desire for theatrical display and sexual assertion, then films, luxurious liners and fast cars became associated with glamour. On the other hand ‘glitter’ has historically always gone together with wealth and is so intrinsically bound to ‘glamour’, the twinkle of the 1920s beaded dresses or the jewellery.

Our speakers for the day include Pamela Church-Gibson who will try to deconstruct this whole idea of glamour for us, while Patricia Godwin will show her wonderful collection of dresses from the 1920s and 30s and entertain with fascinating anecdotes of social history. Grace Evans will then show us glitter and glamour ‘Titanic Style’ and Sonnett Stanfill will look at British Glamour since the 1950s through ‘Ballgowns’.

The report on this event is included in the Autumn 2012 issue of WECS Wardrobe.

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