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The Flamboyant Fake Series: Dr. Sophie Pitman - Fake Fashion

Thursday 16 December, 17.00-18.00 (CET)

Livestreamed via YouTube

The Renaissance is often characterised as an era of sumptuous luxury, with rich velvets, shining pearls, and gold ornaments. Fashion was extreme. But what did those who could not afford such luxuries do to achieve fashionable styles? Using examples of surviving clothing alongside reconstructed objects, this talk will examine how historians can recover fashionable clothing worn by the lower classes, and witness the efficacy of some of the substitute materials, in spite of the scarce available evidence. The lecture will be moderated by our curator Joanna Urbanek. Language: English

Find more information here and register for this online talk here.

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