Buying Luxury, Acquiring Style - Georgian Menswear
When: Mon 2 Dec 2013, 18.30-20.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £5 / £3 concessions
The 18th century was the first great age of fashion. Style became increasingly important and, while women often took centre stage, Georgian men were just as - if not more - stylish and glitzy.
Join Patrick Grant, fashion designer and creative director of Norton & Sons and Etautz and Dr Hannah Greig, specialist in 18th century British history and author of The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London, in conversation.
A leading figure in menswear and regular contributor to GQ, Patrick talks about his experience using historical resources as inspiration for his designs and his take on the future of menswear.
A regular contributor to television and radio documentaries, Hannah tells us the story of the 3-piece suit and what clothes meant to the best-dressed aristocratic men in London society.
A perfect event for designers, entrepreneurs, fashion students and creative industries practitioners.