Funeral Fashions and the Victorian Mourning Craze

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 14th Mar 2018

***Part of our "Funeral March" season; a series of multimedia events to explore the often confusing, delicate and difficult to navigate world of grief and funerals. Doors 6:30 for a 7:00pm start***

In 1861, Prince Albert died of typhoid and Queen Victoria was plunged into a state of mourning that lasted until her own death 40 years later. Mourning culture - already codified in etiquette and dress - became fashionable. This talk will cover funereal fashion at its finest, focusing on the Victorian cult of mourning, including Maisons de Deuil (mourning warehouses), mourning etiquette and jewellery, and a brief history of black in fashion.

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 a regular speaker at London’s cultural hotspots from the Tate to the V&A, and as far afield as Dubai and Moscow. Amber has researched and presented documentaries for the BBC, including the six-part series A Stitch in Time for BBC Four that fused biography, art and the history of fashion to explore the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore. Her publications include The Fashion of Film, Nautical Chic, and a history of fashion illustration for the British Library. Follow her @AmberButchart and see her site www.amberbutchart.com

(Above image based on the Bills of Mortality, 1665)
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2018-03-14 2018-03-14 Europe/London Funeral Fashions and the Victorian Mourning Craze This talk will cover funereal fashion at its finest, focusing on the Victorian cult of mourning, including Maisons de Deuil (mourning warehouses), mourning etiquette and jewellery, and a brief history of black in fashion. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/14/funeral-fashions-and-the-victorian-mourning-craze-166548 Pathology Museum,3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre,St Bartholomew's Hospital site,London

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