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Fashion City late: From Petticoat Lane to Savile Row

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 15th Feb 2024

 £20

From Whitechapel to Oxford Street, the contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city cannot be underestimated.

Join them to celebrate quintessential London style in an electrifying night inspired by our Fashion City exhibition.

Enjoy special after-hours access to the exhibition, music, talks and workshops that immerse you in everything from colourful East End fashion to the glitz and glamour of Carnaby Street.

Tickets include access to the exhibition and all the talks, screenings and entertainment. Food and drink will be available to purchase on the night.

What's on

An evening of drag, trivia, games and comedy

Brought to you by Jewish performance collective, Homos and Houmous.

Trivia, games and comedy

Jewish performance collective Homos and Houmous present an evening of drag, trivia, games and comedy as they bring a sense of the 1920s cabaret to the East End. The vibe will be Shabbat dinner argument meets Bette Midler doing musical stand-up in a New York bathhouse.

Fashion talks

Second-hand trade in 19th-century London

Learn about the 19th-century second-hand clothing trade, the history of Jewish old clothes dealers and how these compare with the contemporary issues of sustainability and ethical consumption. Hosted by Danielle Dove, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Surrey

Marks & Spencer: Foundations of a fashion city

Get intimate with fashion history and explore the unique role of M&S and other Jewish designers in developing new styles of underwear in the 20th century. Hosted by Lorraine Topper, researcher and founding member of The Underpinnings Museum.

From the Islands to the City: A fashionable Windrush story

Discover the multigenerational stories about immigration, life in London and a shared love of fashion. This talk will build on the histories of the East End fashion trades and explore the Windrush generation tailors and designers who made their mark on British fashion. Hosted by Rianna Norbert-David, Assistant Curator at Museum of London.

A truly West End film screening

Enjoy a screening of Maytime in Mayfair (1949), all about London's fashion trade.

Music

Dance along to DJ Leenda Karina (Club Minijupe) who will be spinning a mix of delicious dance floor that samples 60s psychedelia and pop, capturing the synergy between fashion and music at the time.

Film screenings

For a truly West End experience, join us for a screening of Maytime in Mayfair (1949) which tells the story of an impoverished man who becomes heir to a glamorous fashion house and features a glorious Technicolor fashion parade highlighting the response of British designers to Dior’s impactful ‘New Look’ collection. The film will be introduced by Beatrice Behlen, Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at Museum of London.

Workshops

Drop in to workshops to create headwear that will take your outfits to the next level, with a helping hand from award-winning milliner Sahar Freemantle, whose clientele includes celebrities and royals. Her hats can be seen in productions like Downton Abbey and have been exhibited at the V&A.

Curator tours

Join Hosts for an introduction to the exhibition, which uncovers the major contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city.

Food and drink

The café will be open to provide you with a steady supply of drinks and bagels to keep you going through the evening.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 15th Feb 2024

 £20

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2024-02-15 2024-02-15 Europe/London Fashion City late: From Petticoat Lane to Savile Row Enjoy special after-hours access to the exhibition, music, talks and workshops that immerse you in everything from colourful East End fashion to the glitz and glamour of Carnaby Street. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/02/15/fashion-city-late-from-petticoat-lane-to-savile-row-366954 Museum of London Docklands,No.1 Warehouse, West India Dock Road, London,West India Dock Road,London

Location

Museum of London Docklands,

No.1 Warehouse, West India Dock Road, London,
West India Dock Road,
London,
E14 4AL

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